Scenes from the Royal Palace of Brussels




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Photo by Moniek Bloks

A few weeks ago I was in Brussels for the Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula, but while I was walking towards the station, I remembered that the Royal Palace is also open during the summer months. It’s pretty close to Brussels Central station, and I walked there. It’s quite an imposing palace, and it was a lot busier than I expected. The palace stands on the place of the old Palace of Coudenberg and its current facade dates from the 1900’s.

Entrance to the palace is free, but there are only a few rooms open to the public.

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Charlotte of Wales

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Maria, Countess of Flanders (Mother of Albert I) and her sister Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (briefly Queen of Portugal)
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Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily
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Louise of Orléans
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Louise of Orléans

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Victoria, Duchess of Kent (sister to Leopold I and mother of Victoria of the United Kingdom)
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Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily
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Louise of Orléans

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Astrid of Sweden and Leopold III of Belgium

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It’s quite an amazing palace, and it’s great that it’s open during the summer and free too! However, it is pretty empty, and only a few rooms are open to the public so be prepared for that. The Palace is open to the public until 6 September!






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