Town Hall : Michelin's recommendations
Built in the 15C, this is a Gothic masterpiece. In 1421, the Town Hall only took up the left wing and belfry. Its entrance was the current Lions staircase. In 1459, a slightly shorter right wing was added. The building is dominated by a magnificently elegant and powerful tower, without a doubt the most beautiful in Belgium, that Hugo compared to the steeple at Chartres. It was erected by Jan Van Ruysbroeck in 1449 to replace the original belfry. This elegant stone lacework is nearly 96 metres high. The copper statue of St Michael has stood at its summit since 1455. The Town Hall contains a fine collection of tapestries, paintings, sculptures and antique furniture. Two fountains representing the Escaut and the Meuse decorate the interior courtyard. The Council Room is a meeting place for the burgomaster, aldermen and communal councillors. The tapestries in the Maximilienne Room are particularly beautiful. Made in the Brussels studio of Van der Borght, they illustrate the life of Clovis. In the antechamber of the Burgomaster's Cabinet, you can see some paintings by the Brussels artist Van Moer of the city. The Gothic room is decorated with neo-Gothic woodwork and tapestries made from drawings by Guillaume Geets and is a reception room. In the wedding room, you will see the coat of arms of the guilds and the seven lineages of Brussels decorating the woodwork.
- Address : Grand-Place B - 1000 Bruxelles1000Bruxelles
- Phone : 022794365
- Website : http://www.bruxelles.be
- Prices : 5 €
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