The Belgian Royal Palace in Brussels, is a neoclassical style palace that was built between 1783 and 1934. It underwent a lot of modifications over the centuries before it was finally completed in the year 1934. Though the original occupants were the Monarchy of Belgium; it is no longer used as a royal residence, at present.
The palace magnificently situated in front of Brussels Park and stands opposite the Parliament building. The palace has enormous rooms of great splendor and appeal and also plays host to four incredible works of contemporary art that were exclusively chosen by the Queen.
One of the eminent work and a major tourist attraction is the “Heaven of Delight” by artist Jan Fabre. This artist covered the central chandelier of the Mirror Room with around 1.4 million Thai jewel beetle’s wing cases. This unique work of art renders the entire room a splendid dark green shine. Another key feature of the palace is located in the Empire Room, which encloses eleven gold pots filled with flowers and earth obtained from all the eleven provinces of Belgium.
This renowned tourist attraction is a must visit for everyone who visits Brussels. The Belgian Royal Palace is also the perfect destination for all that adores monarchial structures and has a passion for distinctive art work.
The palace is opened to the public since 1965. It remains open during summer time generally after the National Day (July 21st), when the Royal family goes away on holiday.
Open from 01/08 to 08/09/2013
Address: Place des Palais – 1000 Brussels – Metro station Parc
Entrance fee : No
Guided tour: No
Local attractions nearby: Magritte Museum, Parc Royal, Bozar, MIM Museum, Belgian Parliament