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National Basilica of Sacré-Coeur
Parvis de la Basilique 1, 1081 Koekelberg Driving directions
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Opening hours

8am-6pm (winter 5pm); cupola (panoramic view): summer 9am-5pm; winter 10am-4pm

Description

An important landmark for the city's inhabitants, visible from all over Brussels, the dome of the world's largest Art Deco building stands at a height of 90m atop the Koekelberg hill. Started in 1905, this brick, concrete and stone basilica was consecrated in 1951 and finished in 1970. Inside the gilt-yellow terracotta-covered walls circumscribe a huge space. Note the ciborium above the high altar, on top of which stands a bronze calvary and four angels by Harry Elström.

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