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
Location Place de la Chapelle
Brussels
Country Belgium
Denomination Roman Catholic
Architecture
Functional status Active
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic
Years built 12th-13th centuries
Groundbreaking c. 1210
Specifications
Number of towers 1
Administration
Archdiocese Mechelen-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 (Église de la Chapelle or 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 here.[1]

Accessibility[edit]

This site is served by Brussels-Chapel railway station.

See also[edit]

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