Place de Brouckère

Interesting
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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Address : 

1000 Bruxelles

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Rue neuve
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Rue neuve
Rue neuve
With one international shop sign after
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Théâtre de la Monnaie
Théâtre de la Monnaie
In 1830, this theatre witnessed the
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Place des Martyrs
Place des Martyrs
This classically-appointed, haven of
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