Cinquantenaire (Park and Museum)

CinquantenaireThe Cinquantenaire Parc is a must-see place in the South-East part of the Brussels city. The splendid historic structure is spread over an area of 90 acres in the eastern European part of the Belgium capital and is easily accessible by the metro. The magnificent Neo Classical arch is the centerpiece and houses three museums, with the serene Jubilee Park spread out in front.
The Cinquantenaire, also known as the Triumphal Arch was built in celebration of the Belgium Kingdom’s golden jubilee in 1880. However, the gothic structure was not completed before 1897 when it became a significant part of the World Exhibition. The peak of the arch reaches up to a height of 45 meters; has four horse chariots atop the arches representing the Brabant with the National flag.
The complex has the rich Art Museum (entry fee is 4 euros), the famous Army Museum(entry is free), and the Auto World Museum. The Cinquaintenaire is uniquely appealing because of its visible colorful rich history and the sublime surroundings.

A good tip: Do not miss the very nice view on Brussels from the top Triumphal Arch. To go upstairs, look at the lift via the army museum, and it’s free!

Practical Informations:

Opening hours of the Museum:

Tuesday to Friday: 9:30 – 17h Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10am – 17h
Closed: Mondays and public holidays
Prices and tariffs: 5 euros

Le Cinquantenaire, is easily accessible from these Metro/train stations: Merode (Arch) and/or Schuman (Parc).

View on top of the arch is free

These are our favourit hotels near the Cinquantenaire / Schuman district