Saint Jacques-sur-Coudenberg - Brussels, Belgium
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N 50° 50.526 E 004° 21.592
31U E 595743 N 5633147
Quick Description: Saint Jacques-sur-Coudenberg (English: St. Jacques' Church at the Coudenberg) was constructed from 1776-1787 in the neoclassical architectural style. It is located in the historic square of Place Royale in central Brussels, Belgium.
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Date Posted: 11/7/2014 9:42:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMMV8J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
A sign at the church reads:

"Built approximately on the site of the former Gothic convent church of the Coudenberg Abbey, St. Jacques' Church is part of the composition of the Royal Square which it dominates. Neoclassical in style, it was erected between 1776 and 1787. Its facade with peristyle is inspired by a Roman temple, and was worked on successively by the architects B. Guimard and L. Montoyer. After this, T.-F. Suys (octogonal tower and side aisles), J.-F. Portaels (tympanum monumental painting on the pediment) as well as E. Melot (statues on the door head) each contributed to the church's current appearance."
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1787

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Catholic

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 11:00 AM

Street address of Church:
Borgendaalgang 1
Brussels, Belgium

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

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