"Place Royal" Palais Royal de Bruxelles Tip by Willettsworld

Palais Royal de Bruxelles, Brussels: 68 reviews and 98 photos


In the centre of this attractive square is this statue of Godefroi of Bouillon (c. 1060-1100), a Brabant soldier who fought the first Catholic Crusades and died in Palestine. The statue was made by Eugène Simonis, and inaugurated on August 24, 1848.

The square was once occupied by the Coudenberg Palace along Neo-Classical lines reminiscent of Vienna. Former Governor of Brussels Charles de Lorraine redeveloped the site after the palace had burnt down to form the square we see today. The square is a busy area with both traffic and tramlines criss-crossing it so take care whilst crossing over.

Address: Brederodestraat 16, B-1000 Brussel
Directions: At Rue de Namur
Phone: +32 2 551 20 20
Website: http://www.monarchie.be/palace-and-heritage/palace-brussels

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  • Written Jun 11, 2006
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