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This houses surrounding the Grand-Place were built after the destruction of the city by the French in 1695, and restored in the 19C. Ionic, doric and Corinthian orders stand on the façades. Each is topped with a vaulted gable and decorated with sculptures and golden motifs. The Ommegang procession in July every year pays hommage to the guilds and is the reconstruction of the ceremony that took place in 1549 in the presence of Charles Quint. Certain of the guildhouse names can be guessed by their internal or external decoratieon (statues, motifs, coat of arms) - the House of the King of Spain, the Bakers' House (the most classical), the Wheelbarrow or the House of the Fat Makers, the Sack, or House of the Cabinetmakers and Coopers, the She-Wolf, or House of Archers, the Cornet, or House of Boatmen, the Fox, or House of Haberdashers, or the house of the representative of the sovereign (Amman), the Swan, or House of Butchers, the Golden Tree, or House of Brewers (previously the House of Tanners and Tapestry Makers), the Rose and the Mount Mont Thabor (private houses), the House of the Dukes of Brabant, the Deer, the Golden Boat, or Tailors' House, the Pigeon, or Painters' House, the Chamber of the Amman, the King's House (which now houses the Brussels City Museum), the Helmet, the Peacock, the Little Duck and the Oak, Saint Barbe and finally, the Ass. A sublime ensemble.

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  • Address : Grand-Place B - 1000 Bruxelles1000Bruxelles

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    • Language: fra
    • Position : As a couple


    Le passage obligé de toute visite de la ville de Bruxelles. Une place à taille humaine bordée par ces fameuses Maisons des Corporations toutes plus belles les unes que les autres.



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