Sainte-Julienne/ Sint-Juliana Chapel
At the crest of Saint-Josse/Sint-Joost hill sits the small chapel dedicated to St Juliana. Built by architect Joris Helleputte to plans drawn up in 1886, the single-nave brick and blue-limestone building retains its splendid neo-Gothic decor, which is remarkable for both its completeness and its cohesive nature. The interior, clearly influenced by Kortrijk architect and decorator Jean-Baptiste Bethune and his contemporary take on Gothic architecture, features handsome stencils, multicoloured paintwork imitating red-brick and white-stone facings and pleated drapery, and monumental paintings on plaster, masonry and canvas. In the choir, elegant gilded columns made of polished blue limestone support the ribs of the vaults. The main altar, in black, red and green Mazy marble, complements the many-hued floor tiles and neo-Gothic furniture, which was probably created under the supervision of Helleputte himself. The Romanian Spiritual and Cultural Centre took over the premises in 2009 and now uses it for cultural events to promote Romania’s image in Europe. (Listed since 30 March 1989)
Guided tours, Saturday and Sunday at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00 (French), 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30 and 17:30 (Dutch). In cooperation with the Atelier de Recherche et d’Action Urbaines (ARAU) and Korei Guided Tours.
Sat. & Sun., 10:00 to 18:00
Rue de la Charité/Liefdadigheidsstraat 41, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode/Sint-Joost-ten-Node
Advance booking required