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Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Finisterrae / Notre-Dame du Finistère

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Identification

Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Finisterrae / Notre-Dame du Finistère
246155

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
neo-classicism

Facts

  • On the same spot, there stood a chapel with the Flemish name “Venster Sterre” (window in star shape), which refers to the current name “Finisterrae” of the church.
  • The architectural style of this church is considered as a mixture of Flemish-Italian neo-classical transition style.
  • The architects De Bruyne and Verbruggen were responsible for the design and construction of this church.
  • In 1828, the current clock tower, consisting of an octagonal cupola in glass, was constructed.
  • The church has three aisles and a circular choir.
  • The chapel at the right side of the nave, contains a 16th century statue of Our Lady originating from Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • At the end of 2004, the renovation of this church was finished.
  • The church is located along the busiest shopping street of Brussels, namely the Niewstraat / Rue Neuve.

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Location

Nieuwstraat / Rue Neuve
Nieuwstraat / Rue Neuve
1000
Brussels
Brussels-Capital Region
Belgium

Technical Data

1617
1725

Involved Companies

Willem de Bruyn
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