Notre-Dame-de-la-Chapelle Church : Michelin's recommendations
This church is at the beginning of the popular Marolles district. It was recently successfully restored. While the 13C transept is pure Romanesque style, Brabançon Gothic art dominates most of the building, giving it a certain grandeur. Note the fine alignment of its lateral gables and the tower-porch topped with a slate roof. Inside, there is great contrast between the darkness of the Romanesque choir and the stark light of the Gothic nave. The columns in the nave are decorated with capitals with cabbage leaves and statues of apostles, some of which were made by L Fayd'herbe and Duquesnoy the Younger. The paintings in the Gothic choir and some stained-glass windows are by Charle-Albert. To the left of the entrance, the funerary monument of Lens (who died in 1822) is by Gilles-Lambert Godecharle. In the fourth chapel on the right hand side, the black marble memorial to Bruegel the Elder is topped with a copy of the Christ Giving the Keys to St Peter by Rubens, whose family was from nearby Antwerp. The funerary monument of the Spinolas stands in the chapel of the Holy Sacrament. The triptych in the fifth chapel on the right is by H de Clerk (1619). Finally, do not miss, in the fourth chapel on the left side, the wooden statue of St Marguerite of Antioche (approx 1520).
- Address : pl. de la Chapelle B - 1000 Bruxelles1000Bruxelles
- Phone : 025120737
- Prices : free of charge
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