Eglise St-Nicolas also known as the Church of St. Nicholas (free entry) is a historic church that can be visited near the Grand Place in the city centre of Brussels. It is believed to be one of the four oldest churches in the city. Historically, the churches history reaches back to the 12th century when a small market church was built on this site. Damaged and repaired a handful of times over the centuries, including the French bombardment in 1695, the present building features a nice Gothic exterior, the result of major restorations in 1956. Within the Church of St. Nicholas, there are artworks by Peter Paul Rubens and Bernard van Orley as well as choir stalls which date back to 1381. Interestingly, the church has a slight curve shape which can be seen clearly from the back of the nave when viewing towards the alter, which eventually becomes obscured due to the church design. Give Eglise St-Nicolas a minimum of 10-15 minutes if you pass by while browsing the streets around the Grand Place.
I loved it while we were doing the city tour through the horse carriage ride, felt very pious.
Lovely gothic style church built in the name of the patron saint of Brussels. The church reminds you of the Notre Dame of Paris. Very much the same style. Stands on a cross road and the bells toll on the hour. Inside the church it is so peaceful and serene. Sit there for 10 minutes and imbibe the energy around.
Cool enough looking church, too bad it was full of religious people trying to get too friendly.
A church with amazing stained glass windows. Please go inside to them fullym
I did not see the church from the inside but from the outside it looked nice.
It is indeed a lovely church, only 6 min walking from Central Station. They have English mass on Sundays 10AM. Recommended for foreigners.
Gorgeous old church near the Grand Places. Elaborate creche of ?