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Etangs d'Ixelles, Brussels

4.5
#14 of 30 in Parks in Brussels
Relax and rejuvenate with a trip to Etangs d'Ixelles, two freshwater ponds amid the gardens of the Abbey of La Cambre. The ponds have some historical and eclectic neighbors--chiefly the 19th-century, characteristically red-brick houses, but also those in the styles of Flemish neo-Renaissance, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco. Neoclassical facades and the tip of the first pond signify the start of the residential neighborhood. Lush greenery and trees surround the ponds, but visitors are not permitted to sit on the lawns. Contact with the water is also strictly prohibited, so admire from afar. Use our Brussels day trip planning website to visit Etangs d'Ixelles on your trip to Brussels, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The guide said that the pond of Ixelles was closed by the contamination of its waters by botulism. Yes it is true that we did not see anyone walking along its shores and that there were no open accesses, but their ducks were very happy swimming among the waters.
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  • Small ponds are a reminder to the nature in the heart of the city, geese, pigeons, swans and ducks live there in peace, for the happiness of peaceful passers-by. A little bird House floats on water in the middle of the pond and the drizzle of the central fountain is refreshing when the wind prevails over walkers. Do not miss a visit to the Church Holy Cross, red brick coat of surprises under for vast vaults. St. Rita, at the dress dotted with bee is patient, silent, pondering lost causes...
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