On our recent visit to Luxembourg City, we saw some beautiful architecture and to my surprise, #JasperBean was even more excited than me when we passed by a religious building. This tiny landlocked country is so diversified and rich in it’s history, language and culture that this can be seen in it’s many churches dotted around the city. Most of them offer English speaking services as well, so not once did we feel alone or lost. Here we share with you some of the wonderful houses of praise we came across.
1. Cathédrale Notre-Dame
- Cathedral to the Blessed Virgin
- The only cathedral in Luxembourg built in 1613.
- Holds the remains of the country’s royalty.
- The annual ceremony, Octave of Our Lady of Luxembourg, sees thousands of pilgrims descend on the Cathedral to pray to the statue of the Holy Virgin for protection. The statue is then carried to the av. de la Porte Neuve. This takes place on the 5th Sunday after Easter.
- Near: Grand Ducal Palace, Hotel de Ville, Place d’Armes
- Address: Rue Notre Dame, 2240 Luxembourg
2. Eglise Saint-Michel
- Saint Micheal’s Church
- Oldest religious building in the city, dating back to 987.
- The parish is the Guardian to the Grand Dukes Palace and many parts of parliament.
- Near: Chemin de la Corniche, Casemates du Bock
- Address: Rue Sigefroi, 2536 Luxembourg
3. Eglise Saint-Jean-du-Grund
- St John Church
- After the French Occupation, it’s furniture and decoration were mostly taken from other churches and abbeys in the city.
- Houses the country’s only black Madonna.
- Has the highest church tower in the country.
- Near: National Museum of Natural History, Plateau du Rham, Wenceslas (Wenzel) Wall, Grund
- Address: Rue Münster, 1343 Luxembourg
4. Chapelle Saint Querin
- Quirinus Chapel
- A beautiful church that is carved into the surrounding rocks.
- Originally used by the Romans as an early Christian sanctuary, but hasn’t been in use for a very long time now. Although according to the Catholic Tourism Office, it is still used occasionally for special services.
- A natural spring beneath the chapel is reported to have magical powers, especially for skin and eye ailments.
- Near: Passerelle, Skatepark Petrusse, Grund
- Address: 35 Rue de Prague, 2348 Luxembourg
5. Paroisse du Sacré-Coeur
- Sacred Heart Church
- Operates a highly successful musical programme to raise money for various charities.
- Near: Place de Paris, Bank Museum
- Address: 5 Rue Dicks, 1417 Luxembourg
6. Eglise Trinite
- Trinity Church
- Protestant church.
- In 1890, the Trinity Church became the church of Luxembourg’s ruling dynasty.
- Near: Notre-Dame Cathedral, Passerelle, Clairefontaine Square, Grand Ducal Palace
- Address: 5 Rue de la Congrégation, Luxembourg
7. Eglise Saint-Alphonse
- St. Alphonse – International Parish of Luxembourg
- Home of the English-speaking Catholic Community.
- 17 masses every week. They are known as the “Fathers’ Church”.
- Near: Grand Ducal Palace, Place d’Armes, Pfaffenthal
- Address: Rue Beaumont, Luxembourg City 1219, Luxembourg
8. Eglise Saints – Apostres Pierre et Paul
- St. Peter and Paul Church
- Russian Orthodox Church
- Near: Parc Municipal, Caponiere du fort Lambert
- Address: 10 Rue Jean-Pierre Probst, 2352 Luxembourg
I hope you enjoyed this post as much as we enjoyed visiting them!
Thanks for reading and until next time…
Love, MsMamaBean x
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