"Hallepoort" Hallepoort - Porte de Hal Tip by OlafS

Hallepoort - Porte de Hal, Brussels: 5 reviews and 7 photos

  Brussels: Hallepoort
by OlafS

It takes quite a walk to get here from the actual centre. A remarkable long walk actually. Brussel obviously was a big town already in the late Middle Ages. The Hallepoort ('Halle gate', named like that because it stood at the road to the town of Halle) dates from the 14th century and was part of a wall that was 8 km's long, had 7 gates, 72 big towers, 172 small towers and was surrounded by moats that at some places were 10 metres wide. Imagine that. In the 19th century its use as a prison saved the Hallepoort from demolition. A restoration by architect Henri Beyaert gave the building its current look in romantic neo-Gothic style.

Address: Porte de Hal, Boulevard du Midi 150, 1060 Sint-Gillis
Directions: In Parc de la Porte de Hal
Phone: +32 2 534 15 18
Website: http://www.kmkg-mrah.be/fr/la-porte-de-hal

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 17, 2004
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