The fifth largest temple in the world
National Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Brussels
Her story begins in 1880 a year. On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Belgium's independence, King Leopold II decides to make the Koekelberg Plateau a royal district.
The cornerstone for the construction of a new, monumental temple was laid by the king in 1905 on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Belgium's independence. The construction of foundations began according to Pierre Langerock's project prepared in 1903, which envisaged a huge building in the neo-Gothic style.
Transept- 107 meters
The galleries are located at an altitude of 10 meters
The top of the vault is 29 meters
The top of the dome is 90 meters
Outdoor gallery - 50 meters