"Column Of The Congress" Tours & Walks Tip by viddra

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  • Column Of The Congress - Brussels

This is yet another monument that I came upon while exploring the city.

It was made by Poelaert in honour of the National Congress, which wrote the constitution of 1831.

You can see the statue of King Leopold I on the top of this 49m-high column, the 2 bronze lions on the entrance and the bas-reliefs, that symbolize the 9 provinces, the 4 statues in the corners, that symbolize the freedom of the press, education, association and of worship.

In 1922, an unknown soldier was buried between the 2 lions.

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  • Written Sep 7, 2005
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