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Saint-Servais/Sint-Servaas Church

A. de Ville de Goyet © urban.brussels

At the end of Avenue Louis Bertrand/Louis Bertrandlaan stands Saint-Servais/Sint-Servaas Church, built between 1871 and 1876 to plans by architect Gustave Hansotte. The majestically proportioned nave of this neo-Gothic building lies behind a tripartite façade reminiscent of the traditional architecture of Gothic places of worship. The sizeable bell tower, standing at 75 metres, is capped with an openwork stone spire. The church contains matching furniture made by the Leuven-based Goyers brothers, the largest church organ in Brussels with some 5,837 pipes, a baptismal font sculpted by Guillaume Geefs, which has just been reunited with the two statues that originally stood above it, side altars by Van Opstal and a fine collection of 17th- and 19th-century paintings. The building, once blackened by pollution, has regained its former glory following restoration work led by architects Metzger et Associés (Ma²). This work, which was completed in 2019, included cleaning and measures to preserve the building, flying buttresses and stained-glass windows. The church is now also adorned once more with the 52 fleurons of yesteryear, which over time had become eroded or had even disappeared entirely. Its handsome exterior is a joy to behold once again, and worshippers glad to return to their church are set to be joined by tourists and architecture enthusiasts keen to rediscover this place of welcome and exchange. (Listed 09/10/2003)

Practical information

Sat., 10:00 to 16:00 and Sun., 13:30 to 16:30

Chaussée de Haecht/Haachtsesteenweg 309, Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek

By reservation only

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92 Église Saint-Servais - Sint-Servaaskerk
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