Walking tour

Churches: places of worship and culture

For many of us, churches are places of worship, but there is much more to them than that – among other things, they serve as cultural meeting places. For instance, did you know that Notre-Dame de Bon Secours/Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Goede Bijstand Church is a magnet for pilgrims making their way to Santiago de Compostela? Or that the Armistice Day ceremony for military veterans starts with participants gathering at Saint-Jacques-sur-Coudenberg/Sint-Jacob-op-de-Koudenberg Church? Or indeed that Notre Dame aux Riches-Claires/Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ter-Rijke-Klaren Church is a hub for Brussels’ Latino community, while their Polish counterparts come together at Notre-Dame de la Chapelle/Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ter-Kapelle Church? Join this tour to explore the many faces of churches – as places where cultures interact, communities are formed and solidarity takes shape.

In cooperation with Brussels Chatterguides.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. at 13:00 (in English); Sat. at 10:00 and 16:00 and Sun. at 16:00 (in French) (duration: 2 hours).

Starting point: in front of the steps of Saint-Jacques-sur-Coudenberg/Sint-Jacob-op-de-Koudenberg Church, Place Royale/Koningsplein, Brussels
Advance booking required. Up to 25 people per tour.
92 93 Royale - Koning
27 33 38 71 95 Royale - Koning