Sainte-Élisabeth/Sint-Elisabeth Church

M. Vanhulst ©

The municipality of Haren has retained its old village centre, dominated by the squat outline of the beautiful Sainte-Élisabeth/Sint-Elisabeth Church. The Romanesque tower, complete with arrow slit, seems to confirm that the building dates back to the 12th century, with a nave and a choir in Brabantine Gothic style added during the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. When a fire destroyed the roof in around 1600, its replacement was paid for by Archduke Albert VII and Archduchess Isabella of Austria. The 18th century also left its mark on the building, with the expansion of the side chapels and the construction of a portal dated 1737. The ever-evolving church with its sandstone rubble walls is home to a group of medieval wall paintings and some fine carving from the 18th century (the panelling, pulpit, organ and communion benches). The Haren parishioners are very attached to their church, where they often meet for Mass as well as key life events, whether baptisms, weddings or funerals. (Listed 07/04/1944)

Practical information

Sat., 10:00 to 18:00 and Sun., 13:00 to 18:00

Rue de Cortenbach/Kortenbachstraat / Rue Sainte-Élisabeth/Sint-Elisabethstraat, Brussels-Haren

80 Cortenbach - Kortenbach
Accessible with assistance

Accessible with assistance