The Saint-Géry Walk – The Deconsecrated Church

Lars and I started our walk at the Place Sainte-Catherine.

Just take the metro to the metro station with the same name: Sainte-Catherine/Sint-Katelijne. The first thing that you see is the Saint-Catherine Church. It was designed by Poelaert in the 2nd half of the 19th century in an eclectic style. By the way, Poelaert is the same architect who also designed the Palais de Justice, one of Brussels biggest buildings. Anyway, you can see one of the towers of the original church, which was built in the 17th century.

The church is now deconsecrated and is closed. There are renovation works going on right now, but we have no idea whether it will be a place of worship again or will be converted into something else.

5 Comments

  • Jae May 22, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Beautiful!

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    • Ingrid D. May 23, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      And some people call this a dump…

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      • Jae May 23, 2013 at 4:17 pm

        Whaaa? Really?

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        • Ingrid D. May 23, 2013 at 4:18 pm

          Yep. I can’t remember if I read it on TripAdvisor or a blog, but that’s how they called it.

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          • Jae May 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm

            Clearly they don’t have an eye for architecture. Glad you were able to capture it.

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