Imaginative King Leopold II wanted to build copies of famous buildings from around the world on his property. Architect ... More
Chinese Pavillion and Japanese Tower
Imaginative King Leopold II wanted to build copies of famous buildings from around the world on his property. Architect Alexandre Marcel was assigned the task of designing these two structures, one Chinese and one Japanese. Finished in 1904, the towers connected by a tunnel, were built entirely of wood and now contain many artifacts crafted in Shanghai. Inside these exotic buildings you'll find a splendid mixture of 19th-century Chinese furniture, porcelain and European paintings from the 17th to 19th Centuries.
The Palais de Justice covers a surface area of 26,000 square meters and was one of the largest buildings in
Europe at the end of the 19th century. One and a half hour tours are free and require reservation ...
In the Middle Ages this street was inhabited by butchers and sausage merchants. Today it is lined with restaurant and
known as a gourmet street. It still has about twelve houses dating from the 17th and 18th century. Between ...
In a country where the average inhabitant consumes about 8.3 kilograms of chocolate a year, you will probably not be
surprised to find a chocolate museum. Located in the corner of Grand Place , this is the place to ...
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