Must see Brussels Architecture
Grand place : Grand place is one of the most stunning squares in Europe and is also a UNESCO world heritage site. It has been used as the Brussels town square since the 12th century however most of the buildings weren’t built until around the 14th to 17th century.
The atomium was originally built as a temporary exhibition for the 1958 world fair.
These galeries come in three parts la Galerie de la Reine, la Galerie du Roi, and la Galerie des Princes. Construction began in 1846 under King Leopold. These Galleries grouped together are calles “les Galeries royales de saint-hubert” and they were where the aristocrats of the time would go to relax and shop. All three spaces were designed by Jean-Pierre Cluysender.
This gothic church dates all the way back to the 8 or 9th century, however the construction was only fully completed around 1500’s.
This house was built in 1905 by Paul Cauchie, and it was created to be his personal home. This house is one of the many art nouveau buildings around the city!
This house was built in 1893 as one of Victor Horta’s first significant constructions. This house marks the begging of Vicotr Hortas career in art nouveau.
The museum is actually located in what used to be the private residence of victor Horta. This house was built between 1898 and 1901 and represents art nouveau at its height.
The cinquantenaire arch was built to honor the fiftieth anniversary of the independence of Belgium. The construction finished in 1905 however the architech Gidoen Bordiau was never able to see the finished product as he passed away in 1904.