Mont des Arts is the outdoor area surrounded by several museums, art galleries, and other cultural institutions It is located in the heart of Brussels and also offers a panoramic view of the city. It is a perfect place to relax, unwind and soak in the beauty of Brussels’s rich cultural heritage.
The luxurious gardens leading up to the Albert I statue provide a charming spot to relax below. The statue of the “knightly king” faces towards his beloved Queen Elizabeth, whose statue is situated on the small Place de l’Albertine across the street.
The Mont des Arts is home to the KBR, the country’s main library and manuscript museum. Several significant museums and cultural institutions, such as the Royal Museums of Fine Arts with its famous Magritte Museum and the Museum of Musical Instruments (MIM), Bozar, the Brussels Congress Centre Square, and many others, are within easy walking distance.
- Royal Museums of Fine Arts
- KBR Museum
- Museum of Musical Instruments (MIM)
- Royal Library of Belgium
- Carillon of the Mont des Arts(Klokkenspel van de Kunstberg)
- Brussels Congress Centre Square
Visitors can also explore the historic architecture of the area, including the Palace of Charles of Lorraine, which dates back to the 18th century. The building is a perfect example of the stunning neoclassical architecture that is so prevalent in Brussels.
Mont des Arts is located in the very center of Brussels, just next to the Brussels Central Train station. Depending on your location in the city center, it may be possible to walk to Mont des Arts. It is approximately a 10 minute walk from the Grand Place.
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