- The construction of the church started in 1905 under the reign of King Léopold II, but was put on hold during the two World Wars and was not completed until 1970. The Koekelberg Basilica is the fifth largest in the world. Basiliek van Koekelberg/Basilique de Koekelberg is also known as the Basilica of Sacred hearts. The huge structure (about 100 feet tall) is made of bricks and terracotta, with two towers on each side of the entrance.
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