Église Ste-Catherine


in Grand Place & Îlot Sacré

Sainte Catherine church from the square

©Analia Glogowski/Lonely Planet

Église Ste-Catherine must be one of the only religious buildings that positively encourages folks to urinate on its walls (there’s a ‘pissoir’ on its northwestern flank). Inside is a black statue of the Virgin and Child that Protestants once hurled into the Senne (1744); the statue was found ‘miraculously’ floating on a chunk of turf.