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La Monnaie De Munt, Brussels: 19 reviews and 37 photos

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The Brussels opera house is officially called Le Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, because the place of its construction was related to a coin.

It has challenged Paris as one of the most popular theatres in Europe. During its life it has undergone two reconstructions since its first conception in 1700. The second design, by Louise Damesme was built in 1818 and survived until 1855.

After only 40 years, the theater was changed once again. Its original designer was Joseph Poelaert, the same designer for the Palais de Justice, using a mix of Neo-Baroque, Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Rococo.

In 1985, it was reconstructed, but the design was kept, and the interior of the concert hall remains unchanged.

With an audience of 1,700, it still hosts plays, operas, and all kinds of concerts.

Address: Place de la Monnaie, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Directions: Between Rue de la Reine &
Phone: +32 2 229 12 00
Website: http://www.lamonnaie.be/

Review Helpfulness: 2 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 10, 2016
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