Eglise Notre Dame de Laeken

Eglise Notre Dame de Laeken Eglise Notre Dame de Laeken

Constructed in the 19th century and dedicated to Louise-Marie, first Queen of the Belgians, it contains the Royal Crypt. The choir of the original 13th century church is in early Gothic style and is in the cemetery where numerous well-known personalities are buried. They include, the playwright Michel de Ghelderode, the architects Poelaert, Balat and Suys as well as the violinist Charles de Bériot and his wife, the famous opera singer, known as "La Malibran". Among the works of art decorating the tombs and chapels is the famous "Thinker" of Rodin. (renovation works)

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