Church of Our Lady of Laeken - Brussels, Belgium
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N 50° 52.706 E 004° 21.355
31U E 595390 N 5637182
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 12:11:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMMV9D
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)
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1872

Dominant Architectural Style: Gothic Revival

Diocese: Mechelen-Brussels

Parvis Notre-Dame
Brussels, Belgium

Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

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