Saint John the Baptist at the Béguinage

Local nameÉglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste-au-Béguinage - Sint-Jan Baptist ten Begijnhofkerk
LocationPentagon, Brussels, Belgium

The Church of St. John the Baptist at the Béguinage is a Roman Catholic parish church in central Brussels, Belgium. It is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.

The original Gothic church was built at the end of 13th century, as part of the Notre-Dame de la Vigne beguinage. It was partially destroyed by Calvinists in 1584 and rebuilt thereafter. Attributed to the Flemish architect Lucas Faydherbe, the reconstructed building, which still stands today, is a notable illustration of the Italian-influenced Brabantine Baroque style of the 17th century. The complex was designated a historic monument in 1936.The church is located on the Place du Béguinage/Begijnhofplein, not far from the Place de Brouckère/De Brouckèreplein, the Place Sainte-Catherine/Sint-Katelijneplein and the Grand Hospice Pachéco. This site is served by the metro stations De Brouckère and Sainte-Catherine/Sint-Katelijne on lines 1 and 5.

Tags Baroque ArchitectureCatholicPlace of WorshipChristianChurchFree
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No entrance fee.

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More info

Phone +32 02 217 87 42

Address Begijnhof, 1000 City of Brussels, Belgium

Coordinates 50°51'9.827" N 4°21'1.799" E

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