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From 1760 to 1766, Jean Faulte (1726-1766), was court architect to Prince Charles of Lorraine (1712-1780), Governor of the Austrian Netherlands. He designed and built this chapel for the Prince's court in 1760 in conjunction with his redesign of the former townhouse next to it, originally built for the rich financier Guillaume van Duvoorde (1290-1353). The Gothic style of the townhouse did not appeal to Charles of Lorraine's taste, and he purchased it in 1756, then commissioned Jean Faulte to redesign and enlarge it, adding wings containing apartments. In its plan, its interior walls topped with galleries separated by columns with Ionic and Corinthian capitals and its external facades, the chapel conforms to the Classical tradition of French architecture. The Court Chapel was renamed the Royal Chapel in the reign of King Leopold I (1790-1865) and subsequently the Protestant Church of Brussels.
Address: Rue du Musée 2, 1000 Brussels.
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Price: Included in the 1-day Pass or the 2-day Pass. €10 payable at the entrance.