Exploring Brussels’ town halls (fully booked)
Town halls, as well as being key forums for meetings and debate, are symbols par excellence of the massive expansion of Brussels beyond the city walls in the 19th and early 20th centuries. This was a time when Brussels grew as never before, encompassing the former surrounding villages, which became municipalities. The architecture of their vast town halls, built in that period, is as diverse as it is monumental, some of it alluding to Belgium’s glorious past and some drawing on fashionable styles of the day. This bus tour explores Brussels’ most attractive town halls, including those in Schaerbeek/Schaarbeek, Saint-Gilles/Sint-Gillis and Forest/Vorst.
In cooperation with Atelier de Recherche et d’Action Urbaines (ARAU).
Sat. at 9:30, 10:30, 13:30 and 14:30 (duration: 3 hours).
Starting point: at the foot of the Cardinal Mercier statue, Place Sainte-Gudule/Sint-Goedeleplein (on the right-hand side of the cathedral, as viewed from the front), Brussels
Advance booking required. Up to 25 people per tour.