Programme

Activity

Brussels in colours and comics, from the Middle Ages to the present day (fully booked)

Modern people are far from the first to want to bring some colour to our urban surroundings. Back in the Middle Ages, the walls of Brussels were a riot of colour. Economic, social, aesthetic and legislative considerations all influenced the appearance of the city, with its many-hued houses and monuments. However, the desire to give it a uniform look eventually won out. So homogeneous was the result that Brussels even came to be called ‘the white city’. But all that changed with the advent of Art Nouveau and a growing appreciation for eclectic styles. In the 20th century, colour was reinjected into the urban environment through modernist glass-and-concrete creations that caught the light in unexpected ways, and the arrival of the new millennium saw colour dominate Brussels again, in forms as diverse as street furniture, façades, comic-strip murals and street art. Prepare to learn a great deal from the city’s walls as you stroll through the streets!

In French only.

In cooperation with Codemus Concept.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun. at 14:00 (duration: 2 hours 30 minutes).

Starting point: in front of Maison du Roi/Broodhuis, Grand-Place/Grote Markt, Brussels

Advance booking recommended: call 0486 40 40 89. Up to 25 people per tour.

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1 5 Gare Centrale - Centraal Station
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3 4 Bourse - Beurs
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33 46 48 86 95 Bourse - Beurs
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38 63 65 Gare Centrale - Centraal Station