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Private Tour: Battle of Waterloo from Brussels
"Your private tour starts with pickup from your Brussels hotel by luxury private minivan. After a 40-minute drive south arrive in the city of Waterloo. It was here where in the year 1815 one of the most significant battles in European history took place — the Battle of Waterloo.Listen as your guide explains the history of the battle during which the French army fell to the Duke of Wellington’s British and Prussian forces leaving 12000 dead and 35
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Brussels Half-Day City Tour
"Your tour begins with a short walk to discover the heart of medieval Brussels in the famous Grand Place with its world-famous Market Square. Here you will hear about the history of the remarkable City Hall and quaint Guild Houses.Next you will tour the city by luxury coach to see the beautiful St. Michael's Cathedral the Congress Column the Heyseldistrict with the world-famous Atomium the Chinese Pavilion and the Japanese Tower. Passing the Royal Residence
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Brussels Rail Day Trip from London
"Take the inclusive sightseeing tour and enjoy the medieval architecture that makes Brussels such a visited European city. Don't miss the Grand Place the city's central hub lined with guild houses and flowers adorning the ground like a carpet. You will also see the Atomium and maybe have lunch at one of the gourmand restaurants.Travel through the European Union district featuring Parliament bu the popular bronze statue of a young boy peeing into a fountain.You have the option to hop-on and off as many times as you like at any of the 13 strategically placed stops for your own sightseeing. With bus departures every 30 minutes and the ent this is the perfect way to orientate yourself with Belgium's capital.""""At just under two and half hours why not take the opportunity whilst in London to take a day trip by Eurostar over to the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Brussels! A Hop on Hop off card is included
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Basilique Nationale du Sacré-Cœur à Koekelberg Tips (20)

Basilica of Koekelberg

This Basilica is very impressing, it is so big. It is called to be one of the biggest catholic churches in the world.It was designed by A. Van Nuffel, and the construction works dated from 1925 till...
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filipdebont
Mar 29, 2004

Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Bruxelles

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Brussels is visible from the center of Brussels. I’d seen it many times to the west down Leopold II Tunnel at the north end of the main shopping street...
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penumbra
Dec 19, 2006

Basilique du Sacré-Coeur

The National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Koekelberg is the largest Art Deco building in the world and the fifth largest church in the world. Belgian King Leopold II was very passionate about the...
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zadunajska8
Aug 15, 2012

Fifth Largest Church In The World!!!

The Koekelberg National Basilica is the 5th largest church in the world and is visible in this view from the top floor of the Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium. I could not visit it due to my short stay...
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aadil
Nov 25, 2002

5th Largest in the World...

Somehow churches always interest me and being the 5th largest in the World and having such importance, it was a definite must see in Brussels. It is not very far from the centre and it was part of our...
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STEFZAMM
Jan 02, 2009

One of the best views over Brussel

In 1997 the dome of the Koekelberg Basilica was opened for visitors. A elevator and many stairs leads you to the top from where one has one of the best views over Brussel that are available. The...
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Pavlik_NL
May 02, 2005

De Basiliek van het Heilig-Hart van Brussel

Somehow the Koekelberg has attracting powers, because at all my Brussels visits I pass this location, that is a real landmark just being elevated over its surroundings.The Koekelberg Basilica,...
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pieter_jan_v
Dec 14, 2008

The National Basilica on the Koekelberg

Already from a large distance and from many positions through Brussels hemisphere, one can see the enormous dome of the Basilica of Koekelberg. The actual name is Basilica of the Sacred Heart, but...
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Pavlik_NL
May 02, 2005

Interior of the Basilica of Koekelberg

When the Basilica of Koekelberg was built, Art Deco became quite popular around the world. Initially the church should have been constructed in Late Gothic styles, but in the 1930-ies one decided to...
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Pavlik_NL
May 02, 2005

Basilica of Koekelberg

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart (situated in the Suburb of Koekelberg) is labeled "the national Basilica of Belgium". It was built to remember the 75th anniversary of the Belgian independence.In 1905...
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speed4turtles
Aug 25, 2003

THE BASILICA OF THE SACRED HEART

THE BASILICA OF THE HOLY HEART The Basilica of the Holy Heart at Koekelberg dominates Brussels from a hill at the Westernmost part of town. Building was started in 1905 and was not finished until...
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patrikske
Aug 31, 2002

The National Basilica

You can see it from the highway, it is huge! And when you're getting closer it seems to increase!! It is the 5th biggest in the world!!Once inside... amazing, isn't it??Also you can get one of the...
mmurie
Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Brussels

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Hallepoort - Porte de Hal

Brussels once had magnificent medieval walls, built to encompass both the city and nearby hamlets. It was built two deep, straddled uneven hills and contained 72 towers and seven main gates....
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Place de Jue de Balle

I go here whenever I am in the city, and ususally come back with at least one thing that I really don't want. It's a great place to be nosey and rummage around. Its open daily, although I've learnt...
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Musée Bruxellois de la Gueuze & Cantillon Brewery

This is much better than the beer museum at the grand place! This is actually a still functioning gueuze beer brewery, and the only place where 'real gueuze' is still being made. You get a tour...
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Palais de Justice Bruxelles

The Palace of Justice or Supreme Court of Belgium is located in the upper area of ​​the city, Saint Gilles, on the way to the Avenue Louise, in an area formerly known as Gallows Hill. This location...
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Eglise Notre-Dame de la Chapelle

Notre Dame de la Chapelle was built in 1421 in gothic style but its story goes way back to 1134 when king Godefroid I built a chapel (in romanesque style) outside the city walls that became popular...
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La Fleur en Papier Doré / Het Goudblommeke in Papier

Not to miss is the historical pub La Fleur en Papier Doré/Het Goudblommeke van Papier at the Cellebroersstraat 55. It was once the artistic café and meeting place of Brussels’s surrealists. Magritte,...
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Parvis de la Basilique 1, Koekelberg Koekelberg, Bruxelles 1083

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