Timings : Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m; Closed on Mondays
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : Adult: EUR 8.00; details below
An ode to the rich cultural history and folklore of the city, the Musée de la Ville de Bruxelles, is a central attraction within Brussels. Located smack in the middle of Grand Place, the busiest intersection of the city, the City Museum is a sight to behold. Right from the medieval sculptures to the new age works of art, the museum traces how Brussels developed as a city of its own.
Housed opposite to the City’s Town Hall, in a Gothic revival style building known as Maison du Roi or the King’s House, the City Museum was inaugurated in 1887 on its second floor. The building itself is often called the Museum’s most celebrated masterpiece and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, along with the Grand Place.
Apart from the regular exhibits, the museum often puts up art shows featuring local talent and avant-garde art styles. It hosts a variety of guided tours and activities in an attempt to involve visitors more deeply into the history of Brussels. Fine arts and masterpieces that contributed to the fame and reputation of the city are exhibited in the museum such as paintings, altarpieces, faience and above all an exceptional collection of Brussels tapestries and the original statue of Manneken-Pis.
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