L'église de la Trinité

The église de la Trinité (Trinity church) is impossible to miss when you walk down rue de Bailly. The Church, built in an Italo-Flemish Renaissance style, stands majestically right in front of you, offering you its very best profile. The façade that you see dates back to the 17th century, but it was classified after it was rebuilt stone by stone in 1893.

The Church's history actually dates back to 1589, when the Augustins settled in Brussels, in the old convent of the Frères au Fossé aux Loups, which is now the very location of Place de Brouckère.

When the convent was destroyed in 1893, the Baron Hipployte de Royer de Dour managed to keep all the materials from the demolition works and, in particular, the convent's façade. A project by the architect Van Ysendijck to build a church with three naves was approved. The church was thus inaugurated on 30 April 1895. In 1907, once again under the management of the architects Van Ysendijck and Simons, a further nave was added to the church, as well as a choir and a transept of 5 to 6 metres long on each side, which was not initially envisaged. 
This second construction was simply attached to the first.

Now you can understand why the church has such particular architectural features.