Monday, February 21, 2011

Parc du Cinquantenaire and the Museums

Panorama of the 'Parc du Cinquantenaire'

Most buildings of the U-shaped complex which dominate the park were commissioned by King Leopold II and built for the 1880 National Exhibition commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Belgian independence.

Another of King Leopold's Great architectural projects, it's a must to visit.
The Royal Military Museum has been the sole tenant of the northern half of the complex since 1880. The southern half is currently occupied by the Cinquantenaire Art Museum and the AutoWorld Museum. The Temple of Human Passions, a remainder from 1886, and the Great Mosque of Brussels from 1978 are located in the north-western corner of the park.


  1. That's crazy! Such a nice nice building, definitely going to visit here

  2. Take the lift to the top from the free military museum and get an amazing panoramic view of eastern Brussels


Have you been to Brussels already?