The Column of Congress was designed in 1850 by architect Joseph Poelaert, who later also built the Palais de Justice. On top ... More
The Column of Congress was designed in 1850 by architect Joseph Poelaert, who later also built the Palais de Justice. On top of the column, which has a height of 47 metres, there is a 25 metre high statue of Leopold I, the country's first king. This column was erected in commemoration of the National Congress who established the Belgian constitution in 1831. At the foot of the column is the eternal flame, in remembrance of the victims of the two World Wars. In the column itself is the grave of the Unknown Soldier. Every November 11th (Remembrance Day) there is a ceremony here in the presence of the Royal Family.
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 ...
If you're looking for a budget hotel in Brussels New Galaxy is definitely something for you. Centrally located, just off
Place Rogier, this is an African hotel in the heart of Brussels. Here you really have the feeling you're ...
Manneken Pis, the statue of a little boy, was created in the 17th century as a public fountain. It represents
the rebellious spirit of the City of Brussels. It has been stolen and replaced several times. Over time, the ...
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