Programme

Walking tour

From the Wiertz monument to Avenue de la Couronne/ Kroonlaan: subtle shades and contrasting colours

Public monuments made of fine materials like bronze and blue limestone were regularly added to the urban landscape in the 19th century. The muted colours of their materials only enhance their magnificence. While most of the buildings on Place Raymond Blyckaerts/Raymond Blyckaertsplein have white façades with blue limestone bases, Avenue de la Couronne/Kroonlaan is home to elegant town houses in a range of delicate hues, decked out with wrought iron, woodwork and decorative features, contrasting sharply with the redbrick residences that also line this relatively well-preserved thoroughfare. As you will see, it seems that each architectural style has its own characteristic materials…

In cooperation with the Heritage Department of the Municipality of Ixelles/Elsene.

Practical information

Sun. at 10:30, 12:00, 14:00 and 15:30 (Dutch), 11:00, 12:30, 14:30 and 16:00 (Dutch) (duration: 1 hour).

Starting point: in front of the Wiertz monument, Place Raymond Blyckaerts/Raymond Blyckaertsplein, Ixelles/Elsene

Advance booking required: email patrimoine@ixelles.brussels. Up to 20 people per tour.

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81 Germoir - Mouterij
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38 60 95 Blykaerts