St. Nicholas Church

Brussels, Belgium

The Église St-Nicolas is a delightful little church behind the Bourse in Brussels. It is surrounded by fine old houses that seem to huddle under it.

This small church is almost 1,000 years old, but little remains of the original structure. Its 11th-century Romanesque lines are hidden by a 14th-century Gothic facade and the repairs made after the French bombardment of 1695. A cannonball fired by the French in 1695 is still lodged in one of the pillars.

The church holds a small painting by Rubens of The Virgin and Child and the Vladimir Icon painted by an artist from Constantinople in 1131.Église St-Nicolas

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in Belgium

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esther Afrakomah (2 months ago)
Very good place to visit and to pray for your daily life with God
Francisco Javier Terrés Belmonte (2 months ago)
Catholic Church, beautiful, peaceful and in the center of Brussels.
Alastair Wood (3 months ago)
Beautiful interior, friendly and a very moving service.
Leonardo Mendez Sanchez (5 months ago)
It's pretty to see
Sophie mary (8 months ago)
Beautiful church with a wonderful choir and mass. One of the few churches that offer english prayer service in brussels. The sunday english mass is at 10 am every sunday for those who wish to visit.
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