Church of Saint-Jacques-sur-Coudenberg

The church of Saint-Jacques-sur-Coudenberg, built between 1776 and 1787, is a "royal parish" and, since 1986, the cathedral of the diocese to the Belgian Armed Forces. The 18th century building replaces the castle chapel of the Coudenberg Palace and the church of the Coudenberg Abbey, both destroyed to make way for the church. In 1849, Tilman-François Suys replaced the old campanile with an imperial wooden bell tower with four bells and, in 1851, Jean-François Portaels decorated the pediment with a fresco.

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  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Train station within 250m
  • Café within 500m

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