Church of Our Lady of Laeken - Brussels, Belgium
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N 50° 52.706 E 004° 21.355
31U E 595390 N 5637181
Quick Description: The Church of Our Lady of Laeken was consecrated in 1872 and was constructed in the Gothic Revival architectural style. The church is located in the Laeken suburb of northwest Brussels, Belgium.
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Date Posted: 11/7/2014 12:04:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMMV9B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
"The Church of Our Lady of Laeken (French: Église Notre-Dame de Laeken; Dutch: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk van Laken) is a neo-Gothic Roman Catholic church in Laeken, Brussels. It was originally built in memory of Queen Louise-Marie, wife of King Leopold I to the design of architect Joseph Poelaert.

Louise-Marie died in Ostend in 1850 and wished to be buried in Laeken. The nearby Royal Castle of Laeken was, and still is, the royal residence. Leopold I wished the church to be constructed in her memory and as a mausoleum for her.

The young architect Joseph Poelaert was chosen to design the new church. (He later became best known for the Law Courts of Brussels.)"

--Wikipedia (visit link)
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1872

Age of Church building determined by?: Other reliable source

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:
Parvis Notre-Dame
Brussels, Belgium
1020


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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