Brussels Park (Parc de Bruxelles /Warandepark), formerly known as the Royal Park, is the oldest public park in the region. Located in the heart of the city, it is bounded by the Royal Palace.
Park for everyone
The park is the largest urban park in the center of Brussels and a popular spot for locals and tourists to relax and stroll. Families and groups of young people can be seen talking, sitting on the many benches, doing sports, or drinking a beer during the afternoons and weekends.
Things to see
Brussels Park offers visitors wide alleys, symmetrical alignments, and stunning views. You’ll find statues of Greco-Roman mythology, the Vauxhall, a bandstand, the Théâtre Royal du Parc, the Guinguette Royale, and Kiosk Radio, a bar where you can dance beneath the trees. The park opens onto a large pond.
During the Middle Ages, the Dukes of Brabant used the land that is now Brussels Park as their hunting grounds. In 1770, the area was renovated and transformed into a park full of sculptures, fountains, and footpaths. The park was the site of fierce battles for the people of Brussels during the revolution in 1830.
The park was built on the ruins of the park of the Dukes of Burgundy and the Governors of the Spanish Netherlands. It is a neo-classical style park designed by architect Guimard and gardener Zinner.
The park is located in the east side of Brussels city center and it’s really easy to access by public transportation.
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