"Guild houses" Guild Houses Tip by Mahieu

Guild Houses, Brussels: 36 reviews and 51 photos

 
 

During the middle ages and later every major city in Belgium had guilds: these were trade corporations that were very wealthy and had a lot of political power. The importance of these guilds were shown in their houses, in which they regurarly discussed new rules and regulations.
In the middle ages no house numbers were given , but names. On the Grand-Place the names of the houses are often indicated by a little statue or some part of the decoration.

Address: Grand Place,1000 Brussels
Directions: Around the Square
Website: http://www.ilotsacre.be

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  • Written Dec 2, 2003
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