La Cambre Abbey in Brussels

La Cambre Abbey was recreated in 18th century after the French Revolution

La Cambre Abbey was recreated in 18th century after the French Revolution | Photo credit: Rharris/wikimedia

La Cambre Abbey Overview

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The La Cambre Abbey, also known as the Ter Kameren Abbey was founded in 1201 by a Belgian noble woman named Gisele who handed over the abbey to nuns of the Cistercian order. The building of the Abbey was damaged after the French Revolution and was rebuilt after that in the 16th century. The structure seen today dates back to the 18th century, when the Abbey was enlarged.

Only certain parts of the church in the La Cambre Abbey are from the 14th century and have been constructed using the then popular Gothic and classical styles of architecture. The church in the Abbey is also home to Albert Bout's classic painting The Mocking of Christ, which depicts a sorrowful Christ, covered in blood.

  • Opening Closing Time 7 am to 8 am ( Friday), 8am to 9am (Saturday), 9am to 6pm (Sunday), 6 am to 1pm (Monday), 6am to 9am (Tuesday), 7am to 8am (Wednesday)

  • Entrance Fee Entry is free

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