"Hotel de Ville" Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles Tip by Willettsworld

Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, Brussels: 62 reviews and 121 photos

 
 

The first foundation stone of Brussels? magnificent Town Hall was laid in 1401 and the rest of this architectural masterpiece was finished in 1459 making it the finest civic building in the country, a stature it still enjoys today. The tower and spire (96m/315ft high) were begun later in 1449 by Jan van Ruysbroeck and feature a statue of the city?s patron saint, Michael, on the top, which was restored in 1997.

Inside, many of the beautiful rooms are still used for civic purposes such as the Alderman?s Room for meetings of the aldermen and mayor of Brussels which contains a series of 18th century tapestries depicting the history of the 6th century King Clovis.

Address: Grand-Place of Brussels, 1000 Brussels
Directions: Between Rue Charles Buls & Guldenhoofdstraat
Phone: +32 2 279 22 11
Website: http://www.bruxelles.be/artdet.cfm?id=4000

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  • Written Jun 11, 2006
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