Costruito nel 1929 in stile art deco per il banchiere e collezionista David Van Buuren, questa meravigliosa villa fu trasformata in museo nel 1973. In esposizione splendidi arazzi, oggetti di vetro soffiato, quadri di maestri classici e moderni. Tra quelli degni di nota La caduta di Icaro di Breughel e opere di Ensor e Van Gogh. Mostre di sculture contemporanee vengono organizzate nei giardini della villa. Per visite di gruppo bisogna prenotare
Brussels Town Hall is an intricate Gothic marvel that forms the focal point of Brussels' iconic Grand Place and is easily one of the city's most lavish civic buildings. The Town Hall was chiefly designed by two architects: the left wing by Jacques van Thienen in 1402, and the right wing by Jean van Ruysbroeck in 1445-1450. The two rear wings were added much later in 1712 but were designed in harmony with the architectural style of the original, L-shaped building. The exterior walls of the Town Hall feature numerous statues that depict saints, nobles, and other figures, each a vivid image of the people they represent. Uniting these efforts is the striking and exquisite Gothic tower at the center topped by a statue of St. Michael, the patron saint of Brussels. Inside, the elegant rooms are decorated with tapestries and paintings from the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries. Brussels Town Hall is an arresting sight, especially when lit up at night.
Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudulal is the location for Belgium's royal weddings and funerals. It started its construction in the 13th-century and it was completed two centuries later. Various chapels were added during the 16th and 17th centuries. A striking figure of precision and symmetry, the cathedral serves as a monumental example of Brabant-Gothic architecture. Outside, two awe-inspiring towers attract attention and it is hard not to admire the intricate stained-glass windows. The remnants of the 10th-century Romanesque church, on top of which the cathedral was built, evoke considerable awe as well. Concerts featuring religious or classical music are also regularly held here.
Questo è il più grande complesso museale del Belgio ed ospita il Museo d'Arte Antica ed il Museo d'Arte Moderna. Situato nel cuore di Bruxelles, questo museo ha una ricca collezione di arte del Trecento. Tra i reperti più preziosi ci sono opere confiscate ai rivoluzionari francesi nel 1794, le collezioni di Re Guglielmo I, e opere indipendenti di artisti belgi del 1830. Ci sono visite guidate e sconti per studenti.
In onore del cinquantesimo anniversario dell'Indipendenza del Belgio, Re Leopoldo II commissionò questo parco ed il suo grandioso arco. Oggi si possono visitare alcuni musei come Autoworld e Jubelpark Museo, o sdraiarsi sull'erba ed ammirare le solenni ville. La Grande Moschea ed il Tempio delle Passioni Umane (il primo monumento di Victor Horta) sono situati qui. Ogni anno il 21 di luglio, la data del Festivo Nazionale, vi è uno spettacolo di fuochi d'artificio notturni. Jubelpark è un luogo ideale per tutti.
L'art nouveau praticamente nacque qui a Bruxelles. Victor Horta (1861-1947), considerato uno degli esponenti maggiori di quest'arte, progettò questa casa e vi visse fino al 1919. Troverete molte altre case simili in città. Fu restaurata nel 1991 e trasformata in museo. Horta è famoso per i suoi palazzi progettati con l'utilizzo di materiali industriali, come metallo e ferro, ma manipolati in modo da sembrare organici e naturali.
This cyclist's association was founded in 1992. It not only offers bikes for hire, but the group has built up a great reputation with their guided city biking tours. There are 11 different circuits ranging from Treasures of the Art Nouveau and Brussels, greenest of cities to Brussels by Night, each generally lasting three to four hours. Tours can be arranged for groups. Information on prices can be obtained from their website. They also give Bikes on rent for all those who wish to explore the place on their own.
This cinema is among the most beloved in Brussels. Specializing in screening classic films, it's truly a gem in the city for movie-lovers. With its five screens, it provides variety without being too big. It is one of the venues that hosts the Brussels Festival of Short Films in April and May.
Stop by to see a debate session in action between EU member countries at the European Union Parliament building. The Parliament is home to the only elected body of the European Union; here, members decide important and pressing legislation that impacts the everyday lives of European Union citizens. Witness firsthand the process of lawmaking, where issues like consumer rights, transportation and civic rights take the stage! If you're interested in politics, stop by here to see how this multilateral body functions!
Antoine Wiertzmuseum is a division of the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts (The Royal Museums of Art and History) and is dedicated to the works of Antoine Wiertz (1806-1865). This painter was born in Dinant, studied in Antwerp and in Rome, and only moved to Brussels in the latter part of his life. In Brussels this museum had a gigantic workshop which is now housing this museum. Wiertz really needed a workshop of this size because he saw things big, some of Wiertz's works are 16 meters (52 feet) tall!
From dinosaur fossils to live tarantulas to rare gems, the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Museum explores the natural wonders of our fascinating planet. The permanent galleries are unique and interesting, including a Gallery of Evolution, Insects Hall, and Minerals Hall. In addition to the permanent displays, the museum features several temporary exhibitions throughout the year, including interactive exhibits. This museum also serves as a research facility.
With its stately facade, opulent interiors and lush, formal gardens, the Royal Palace is a fitting abode for the offices of the King and Queen of Belgium. The individual rooms are lavishly adorned with crystal chandeliers, gilded details, antique furniture, exquisite artwork, and detailed carvings. Of special note is the artwork that adorns the ceiling of the Mirror Room, composed of over a million beetle carapaces inlaid to form intricate designs. Each summer, the palace is opened to the public; a time-honored tradition that grants access to this symbol of Belgium's thriving monarchy.