La Cambre Abbey

Local nameAbbaye de la Cambre - Abdij ter Kameren
LocationBruxelles - Brussel, Belgium

La Cambre Abbey is a former Cistercian abbey in Ixelles, Brussels. It is located in the Maelbeek valley between the Bois de la Cambre/Ter Kamerenbos and the Ixelles Ponds. The abbey church is a Catholic parish of the Archdiocese of Malines-Brussels and home to a community of Norbertine canons, while other parts of the monastery house the headquarters of the Belgian National Geographic Institute and La Cambre, a prestigious visual arts school.

The abbey was founded around 1196. It was suppressed during the French Revolution. Most of today's buildings date from the 18th century; only the church, the refectory and the wing of the capitular hall maintain their medieval character. The simple abbey church houses Albert Bouts' early 16th-century oil painting The Mocking of Christ.

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More information at Visit Brussels

Phone +32 2 648 11 21

Address Avenue Emile Duray / Emile Duraylaan 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Coordinates 50°49'5.488" N 4°22'28.091" E

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