CHURCH OF SAINT JACQUES-SUR-COUDENBERG
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The building was designed and built to be included in the neoclassical style of the Place Royale. The façade with the triangular pediment and the six Corinthian columns remind of a Greek-Roman temple. During the French revolution it was transformed into a Temple of Reason, and later a Temple of Law. In 1802, the church was returned to the catholic religion. On 21 July 1831 H.M. Leopold I, the first Belgian king, took the constitutional oath on a decorated stage in front of the church.
Brochures available in FR, NL, EN, DE, IT and ES.
Free guided visits for groups on request at the 'Animation Chrétienne et Tourisme asbl', Rue du Bois Sauvage 13, 1000 Brussels - Tel.: +32 (0)2/219 75 30, fax + 32 (0)2/219 68 34 or see email.
Every year, on 21 July, for the National Holiday, the church is accessible to all from 10 am to 4 pm.
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