Open Churches Days : 4th and 5th June 2016

The theme of this 9th edition,”Sounds and Silences” makes us listen to religious buildings : solemn organs, chimes, heavy bells or the small bells of choristers, murmurs of the confessional, noise of fountains, grating of chairs or doors, the wind in the tower, children singing, ….but also sounds that one sees without hearing them: angel musicians on the stained glass windows, musical instruments in the paintings and on the capitals, statues and pulpits.

And as “silence is the most melodious music” (Christina Rossetti), one can envisage a multitude of musical activities of all sorts high-lighting these pauses that are the silences.

Over 580 churches organise an evenent during the upcoming Open Church days.

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Ontdek onze prachtige wandel- en fietsroutes
met als vertrekpunt de Basiliek van Koekelberg!

Worth seeing

The Black Sister Museum

Modern Religious Art Museum


Did you know:

That there are several rooms under the basilica you can use?

That there are several expositions organised in the Basilica?