the Saint-Hermes Basilica


>>  The Saint Hermes Basilica & Crypt are being thoroughly restored. As a result, the crypt will be closed in 2021!
>>  The St. Hermes Basilica will remain open during the work.
Note: only accessible via the 'Spanish' Steps, access on the Albert Park side. In this way, the choir remains accessible to visitors.


Construction of the Saint-Hermes Basilica started in the 11th century. It's now largely in the late Brabant Gothic style. The tower is 79 metres high and has a carillon with 49 bells, with which concerts are regularly performed. The southern transept houses the altar of St Hermes, with its equestrian statue and reliquary. Across from the altar you'll see a wooden beam with iron hooks. Aggressive pilgrims used to be chained here.

Practical details:

  • the Saint-Hermes Basilica is open every day from 8:00 to 18.00
  • Address: Kleine Markt, 9600 Ronse


Photos the Saint-Hermes Basilica