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Parc du Cinquantenaire, Brussels

#4 of 55 in Historic Sites in Brussels
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
Stroll the promenades of a grand urban park at Parc du Cinquantenaire, home of the Arc du Cinquantenaire. The 19th century saw the addition of the triumphal arch for Belgium's 50th anniversary as an independent nation. Three museums occupy the northern part of the park: the Royal Military Museum, Autoworld, and the Cinquantenaire Museum. A 19th-century monument called the Temple of Human Passions and a Great Mosque take up the northwest corner of the park. The buildings at the corners of the park complement the arch's neoclassical grandeur with their domes and rotundas, and the center is dominated by an esplanade where you can walk through the landscaped greenery. Make Parc du Cinquantenaire a part of your Brussels vacation plans using our Brussels sightseeing planner.
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  • A well maintained beautiful nature park with some historical monuments. It's absolutely breathtaking during autumn. You could spend a quality couple of hours here. Easily accessible by Merode metro...  more »
  • Awesome, and beautiful monuments! Very cozy to go with your date! When you ever visit Brussels, this parc is a must-see!!  more »
  • I loved it very much. Quiet, clean. But there is a WC problem.
  • Lovely to go out to this time of the year. While the park with its magnificent gardens and renovated sculptures is a marvel for the eye, the green grass and flowery branches make you dream away after a heavy week at work.

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