Brussels Parliament

Now extending over 12,000 m2, the home of the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region once housed the Provincial Council of Brabant. The current building is the work of architect Georges Hano, who preserved the Beaux-Arts wing forming the main entrance, a large Mirror Hall now reserved for official parliamentary and cultural events, and other impressive reception rooms to the rear. The latter date back to the original structure, erected in 1696, when the building was known as the Hôtel de Limminghe and served as the residence of the British envoy and the apostolic nuncio. A 1995 extension on the roof houses the parliamentary chamber, where debates and votes take place. The facility is also used for parliamentary meetings of the Brussels institutions. In 2013, the Parliament building was extended to incorporate the contemporary structure at number 77, Rue du Lombard/Lombardstraat. The former post office building La Couronne d'Espagne in Place de la Vieille-Halle-aux-Blés/Oud Korenhuis, which is thought to date from the time of the bombardment of Brussels by the French in 1695, has undergone a restoration completed in 2022. The building is connected to the Parliament's historic reception rooms. (Listed 09/02/1995)

Visitors will be able to tour the parliamentary chamber, the committee rooms, the Mirror Hall, the Grand Salon and the post office building.

In cooperation with Itinéraires, sur les Sentiers de l'Histoire and Klare Lijn.

Practical information

Sat. 10:00 to 18:00

Rue du Lombard/Lombardstraat 69 – Brussels

Guided tours and by reservation only

Accessible with assistance

Accessible with assistance