Chapel Church

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Church of Our Lady of the Chapel
French: Église Notre-Dame-de-la-Chapelle
Dutch: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ter-Kapellekerk
Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ter-Kapellekerk Brussel 30-4-2017 08-20-19.JPG
Chapel Church
50°50′30″N 4°21′04″E / 50.84167°N 4.35111°E / 50.84167; 4.35111Coordinates: 50°50′30″N 4°21′04″E / 50.84167°N 4.35111°E / 50.84167; 4.35111
LocationPlace de la Chapelle
Brussels
CountryBelgium
DenominationRoman Catholic
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Architectural typeChurch
StyleGothic
Years built12th–13th centuries
Groundbreakingc. 1210
Specifications
Number of towers1
Administration
ArchdioceseMechelen-Brussels

The Church of Our Lady of the Chapel (French: Église Notre-Dame-de-la-Chapelle, Dutch: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ter-Kapellekerk), or the Chapel Church (French: Église de la Chapelle or Dutch: Kapellekerk) is a Roman Catholic church situated in the Marolles district of Brussels, Belgium.

History[edit]

It was founded in 1134 by Godfrey I of Leuven near what were then the town ramparts, and the present structure dates from the 13th century.[1] Part of the structure was damaged by the French during the bombardment of Brussels in 1695 as part of the War of the Grand Alliance.[2] It was restored in 1866 and again in 1989. It contains work by Jerôme Duquesnoy (II) and Lucas Faydherbe.[1]

Pieter Bruegel the Elder was buried in this church. The funeral monument erected by his sons in his honour is still in place. Part of the relics of Saint Boniface of Brussels, Bishop of Lausanne, are also buried there.[1]

Accessibility[edit]

The Church of Our Lady of the Chapel is located on Place de la Chapelle/Kapelleplein. This site is served by Brussels-Chapel railway station.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Brussels from Sacred Destinations retrieved 10 June 2013
  2. ^ Visiting[permanent dead link] from Travelling Places retrieved 10 June 2013