Place de Brouckère

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In 1871, the mayor Jules Anspach decided to endow Brussels with a centre in keeping with its status as a capital. The French architects employed a Haussmannian model and used stone, a novelty in brick-built Brussels! If the square sung about by Brel has lost some of its architectural homogeneity, it retains some fine façades (former hotel Continental on the north side, neo-Classical UGC building on the west side) and remains a hub of city life.

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Rue neuve
Rue neuve
This pedestrian street is the most well
15 minutes
Théâtre de la Monnaie
Théâtre de la Monnaie
In 1830, this theatre witnessed the
30 minutes
Place des Martyrs
Place des Martyrs
Designed in 1774-1775, this urban
15 minutes
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