Walking Tour

Discover historic elevators in Saint-Gilles

© Homegrade/Bruno Pradez

During this walk in the area of the Town Hall of Saint-Gilles / Sint-Gillis, you will experience the unique opportunity to step inside a few  apartment buildings in order to discover the most remarkable elevators in Brussels. An inventory of historic elevators, made by Homegrade with the support of the Department of Cultural Heritage, is from now on to be discovered online (

Designed with style and within the architectural context, these elevators reveal the excellence of craftmanship and the ambition to add beauty to functionality, those qualities that characterize the first half of the 20th century. The guided tour will address the challenges of modernizing these historic elevators, as this heritage is subject to evolution of its technical aspects and its regulatory constraints.

In collaboration with Homegrade.

Practical information

Sat & Sun at 10:00, 14:00 and 16:00 (French), Sat & Sun at 11:00 (Dutch) (duration: 1 our 30 minutes)

Starting point: Place Van Meenen / Van Meenenplein – Saint-Gilles / Sint-Gillis

Advance booking required. Up to 15 people per tour.