Walking tour

All the world’s a stage

Architecture and decorative art are often used to convey a certain image of a city to visitors. There are countless examples of this in Brussels. The presence of ornamental fountains symbolises the vitality of the city. The many 19th century statues decorating the façade of city hall depicting historical figures symbolise the city and country’s glorious past. The status of the new middle classes is attested to in the prestigious neo-Italian Renaissance decor of the Galeries Saint-Hubert shopping arcades. A bit farther on, the Stock Exchange (La Bourse) and La Monnaie Theatre rise like temples: the allegorical sculptures that adorn their façades symbolise the economic and cultural role of the capital city.

In Dutch only.

In cooperation with de Klare Lijn.

Practical information

Starting point: in front of the Anspach fountain, at the end of Quai aux Briques/Baksteenkaai and Quai au Bois à Brûler/Brandhoutkaai (Marché aux Poissons), Brussels

Sun. only at 10h00, 13h00 and 15h15 (duration: 1.5 hours)

1 5 Sainte-Catherine - Sint-Katelijne