King's House : Michelin's recommendations
Situated on the site of the old bread market, this house, originally called the House of the Duke, used to house the tax and tribunal services. It was entirely rebuilt in 1515 and renovated in the 19C, nonetheless preserving its late 16C Gothic style. Today, it houses the Brussels City Museum that includes works of art and collections retracing the history of the city or display the many local artistic activities. The ground floor is certainly the richest level. Among the paintings and retables from the 15C and 16C, do not miss the Wedding Procession by Bruegel the Elder and Retable de Saluces, masterpiece of the early 16C. You can also see, among the Brussels tapestries, one representing the story of Our Lady of Sablon (16C) from drawings by B Van Orley. In the room devoted to Gothic sculpture, you can see the eight prophets from the portal of the Town Hall. The collections of porcelain and silverwork are fine exaples of Brussel decorative art. On the first floor, there are paintings, engravings, photos, models and various objects illustrating the history of the city. The second floor is devoted to life in Brussels from its origins to the present day.
- Address : Grand-Place B - 1000 Bruxelles1000Bruxelles
- Phone : 022794376
- Website : http://www.bruxelles.be
- Prices : 4 €
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