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St-Martin's Basilica

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A few days ago, a friend who lives in Brussels told me we could meet in Halle instead of Brussels... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Steeve P
via mobile
A place of tradition and mystery...

Impressive building, completely cleaned up a few years ago. Beautiful architecture, an ancient... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2017
Paul S
Brussels, Belgium
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23 Apr 2018
24 Nov 2017
“A place of tradition and mystery...”
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Graankaai 21, Halle 1500, Belgium
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

A few days ago, a friend who lives in Brussels told me we could meet in Halle instead of Brussels (we always meet in Brussels and although we have passed by Halle hundreds of times we had never stopped). I thought it was a brilliant...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Impressive building, completely cleaned up a few years ago. Beautiful architecture, an ancient place of pilgrimage to the "Black Madonna". On the right hand side of the entrance there is an opening in the wall containing an (according the legend) uncountable number of ancient canon...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A beautiful miedeval church with a wonderful story. Here you will find the 'Black Madonna', a traditional statue displaying the Virgin Mary with Enfant Jesus. It is made in the Byzantine style and is very old, having turned black with time. It is said that...More

1  Thank Stonewallgreyfox
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

If you like thx flavor of small villages then this one is not to miss. Great shopping, pubs and friendly citizens.

1  Thank Sabine161033
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Halle was a really rich town, and the money from textile and commerce allowed for the building of an immense basilica in the centre. After years of intense internal restauration it shines in all its glory again... The church is embedded in nice historic streets...More

1  Thank AnnefromBelgium111
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice and special!!! Who likes the places like this will not be disappointed if he looks at it!!

1  Thank Tom S
Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is the house of lord. We come with or without sin. Quest or question been ask here. Visit fee, mostly open in the day time. Historic place, House of Black madonna

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

The basilica was reopened last year after a thorough renovation. There are many beautiful details, both inside and out. It is known for its black madonna, but there is much else that it's worth delving into. It's an advantage to have knowledge of the area's...More

1  Thank Jansemand
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Small town cathedral with a lot of history, but easy to visit and walk around. Can't miss if you are in the area. Right in the town center near shopping and cafes.

1  Thank CapeVacationer
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Well worth visiting as it's beautiful both inside and out - didn't expect the centre of Halle to be so picturesque.

1  Thank Alex S
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