Dating from the early 15th century, this is considered as one of the finest churches in Brussels. The strict lines of the Brabant Gothic exterior and the symmetry of the soaring nave is in complete contrast to the more floral Baroque additions of the 1600s. These include two chapels on each side of the choir, a twisting carved pulpit that seems to grow organically from the floor, and statues of the twelve apostles on the nave pillars. The relatively modern stained glass throws coloured light into the vast space – each a work of art in its own right. It’s an astonishing, reverent building, a testament to ancient craftsmanship and wealthy patronage.
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Church of Our Blessed Lady of the SablonOne of the most beautiful churches in Brussels
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