The Royal Palace of Brussels is the official palace of the King and Queen of the Belgians in the centre of the nation's capital Brussels. However it is not used as a royal residence, as the king and his family live in the Royal Palace of Laeken on the outskirts of Brussels. The website of the Belgian Monarchy describes the function of the palace as follows: The Palace is where His Majesty the King exercises his prerogatives as Head of State, grants audiences and deals with affairs of state. Apar
The Royal Palace, where the King of the Belgians exercises his prerogatives as head of state, is situated alongside Brussels' Park (not to be confused with the Royal Castle of Laeken, the official home of the Belgian Royal Family). The Palace of the Nation is located on the opposite side of this park, and is the seat of the Belgian Federal ...
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The Palace of Laeken is the official residence of the King of the Belgians and the royal family. It lies in the Brussels region, 5 km north of the city centre in the municipality of the City of Brussels. It sits in a large park called the Royal Domain of Laeken, which is off-limits to the public. It was originally named the Castle of Schonenberg and is often referred to as the Royal Palace. The palace at Laeken should not be confused with the Royal Palace of Brussels, in central Brussels, which
Royal Castle. The Royal Castle of Laeken, official home of the Belgian Royal Family, is situated here. The castle was built in 1782–1784 by Charles de Wailly. It was partly destroyed by fire in 1890 and rebuilt and extended by Alphonse Balat. French architect Charles Girault gave it its present outline in 1902.
The Place Royale or Koningsplein is a historic neoclassical square in the Royal Quarter of Brussels, Belgium. Built between 1775 and 1782 as part of an urban project including Brussels' Park, it is rectangular and symmetrical in shape and is flanked by some of the main museums in the city. Rue de Namur/Naamsestraat enters the square from the south, Rue de la Régence/Regentschapstraat from the southwest, and Rue Montagne de la Cour/Hofbergstraat and the Mont des Arts/Kunstberg from the ...
The Royal District (French: Quartier Royal, Dutch: Koninklijke Wijk or Koningswijk) is thus named because it houses, on the one hand, the Place Royale/Koningsplein ("Royal Square" or "King's Square"), built under Charles-Alexander of Lorraine on the Coudenberg hill, on the site of the former Palace of the Dukes of Brabant, of which certain levels of foundation still exist, and on the other hand, the Royal Palace of Brussels, which faces Brussels' Park, on the other side of which is the ...
On the first Sunday of every month, free entry is granted to many of Brussels' museums. The Underwear Museum opened in 2009, and was initially in the City of Brussels. In 2016 it moved to Lessines, Hainaut, Wallonia. Below is a non-exhaustive list of museums in the City of Brussels: Royal Museums of Art and History : Art & History Museum
Expansion of fortifications of Brussels begins. 1370 – the Brussels massacre, an anti-Semitic episode linked to host desecration, occurs. This was followed by the expulsion of the city's remaining Jewish population. 1381 – Halle Gate built. 1393 – Anderlecht becomes part of Brussels. 1420 – Brussels Town Hall built.