"Leopold's Legacy" Parc Léopold Tip by scottishvisitor

Parc Léopold, Brussels: 9 reviews and 27 photos

The Cinquantenaire was built around 1880 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Kingdom of Belgium. It was not completed in time for the Jubilee but was finished in time for the World Exhibition in 1897. At the parks entrance stands the colossal Arc du Cinquantenaire reaching up to a hieght of 45 metres and stretching outwards at a width of 60 metres. The Arc's design is Neo Classical, it is crowned by a four horse charriot which represents Brabant raising the National Flag. Its walls are faced with Mosiacs and flanked by twin colonnades. The complex also houses three museums, we didn't visit any this time but did see the beautiful buildings which house them. The sun was shining and the surrounding Jubilee Park with its wide open green space claimed my attention

Address: Parc du Cinquantenaire
Directions: Metro station: schumann or merode
Phone: +32 2 279 61 00
Website: http://www.brussels.be/artdet.cfm/5459

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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