Programme

Walking tour

The enchanting colours of the East

On this walking tour, you will have the chance to visit the Selimiye Mosque in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode/Sint-Joost-ten-Node, a new building fashioned by a Belgian architect with Turkish roots. Its geometric and floral motifs, its blue, green and turquoise tiling and its architecture are a wonder to behold. A few hundred metres further on, in Chaussée de Haecht/Haachtsesteenweg in Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek, is the Turkish community’s first mosque, Fatih Camii, which you will also be able to visit. It is decorated with Iznik tiles featuring four familiar flowers. Your visit to the two mosques will be punctuated by a stroll through the lively, vibrant neighbourhood lying between them.

Why are prayer rugs usually red or green? Why are drawings of human figures forbidden? Why do you have to remove your shoes before entering a mosque? What do the colours of Islam mean? Your guide will be happy to answer all these questions and more.

In French only.

In cooperation with E-Guides.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. at 9:30 and 13:30 (duration: 2 hours).

Starting point: at the corner of Rue Saint-Josse/Sint-Jooststraat and Place Saint-Josse/Sint-Joostplein (tour ends in Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek), Saint-Josse-ten-Noode/Sint-Joost-ten-Node
Advance booking required: call 0499 21 39 85 or e-mail info@e-guides.be. Up to 20 people per tour.
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29 59 63 Saint-Josse - Sint-Joost