Chapel Church

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thumb The Église de la Chapelle (French) or Kapellekerk (Dutch) is a Roman Catholic church situated in the Marolles/Marollen district of Brussels, Belgium.

History

It was founded in 1134 by Godfrey I of Leuven near what were then the town ramparts, and the present structure dates from the 13th century.<ref name=sacred>Brussels from Sacred Destinations retrieved 10 June 2013</ref> Part of the structure was damaged by the French during the bombardment of Brussels in 1695 as part of the War of the Grand Alliance. It was restored in 1866 and again in 1989. It contains work by Jerôme Duquesnoy (II) and Lucas Faydherbe.<ref name=sacred/>

Pieter Bruegel the Elder was buried in this church. The funeral monument erected by his sons in his honour is still in place. Part of the relics of Saint Boniface of Brussels, Bishop of Lausanne, are also buried here.<ref name=sacred/>

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