Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, Brussels

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Between rue du Marché-aux-Herbes & rue de l'Ecuyer

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    IanGrace Hans & Kyle - In the Galeries
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  • Neuhaus Chocalatier
    Neuhaus Chocalatier
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    Galeries Royales St.Hubert
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    GALERIES ROYALES ST. HUBERT

    by LoriPori Updated Mar 8, 2012

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    Favorite thing: Perhaps one of the most beautiful shopping arcades I have ever seen is the GALERIES ROYALES ST. HUBERT. Construction began on this arcade in 1846 and was inaugurated on June 20, 1847 by King Leopold.
    The main passage is 213 meters long. The Galleries are divided into 3 parts - Queen's Gallery - King's Gallery - Prince's Gallery.
    Here you will find upscale boutiques, including the Neuhaus Chocolatier, (pic #4) clothing, jewellery and lace boutiques (pic #5). There is also a theatre and movie house.

    Galeries Royales St.Hubert Inside Passage of the Galeries IanGrace Hans & Kyle - In the Galeries Neuhaus Chocalatier Lace Boutique inside the Galeries

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    Galeries Royales Saint Hubert.

    by Maurizioago Updated Jun 1, 2009

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    Favorite thing: These glass roofed arcade was built in 1847. It was the first shopping arcade in Europe. It consists of two mayor parts called Galerie du Roy (King's Gallery) and Galerie de la Reine (Queen's Gallery); and a smaller section called Galerie du Prince (Prince's Gallery).

    This shopping arcade is lined with lots of luxury shops, cafes, some restaurants, a theatre and a cinema.

    One of the shop inside the mall.
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    Watching the old ladies at the 'mokafé'

    by belgianchocolate Updated Apr 14, 2004

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    Favorite thing: The Sint-Hubertus gallery , the part closests
    to the 'schildknaapstraat' you will find
    the 'Mokafé'
    You can't miss it...it is some sort of an old-
    fashioned living room and it has a wide
    terrace. The 'rue des bouchers' is nearby and
    how much I advised you not to go there ,
    now I'm saying try this.

    There is this little island in the middle with
    lots of cakes , tartes , biscuits...
    They also serve small dishes (never with fries)
    for a reasonable price.

    But that is not the reason. The atmosphere is
    just unpayable. The real life theater is for free.
    You think this is a tourist spot?
    Have a closer look.

    'john' the weighter is obviously gay and
    flirts with the older ladies. They smile with
    there thin red painted lips.
    Their clothes got this old , imperishable
    style. They enjoy their 'tarte-tatin' very slow
    and sip parsimoniously from thair excellent
    coffee. Behind the cassock it is quit vivid.
    It is a popular spot.

    My favorite game was guessing what the
    old ladies did as a job in their former lives.
    She must have been a piano teacher...
    and she was the wife of the doctor

    Make sure you find yourself
    a nice spot to watch it all.

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    see the Saint Hubertus...

    by Ronald_T Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: see the Saint Hubertus Gallery’s.
    The first stone of this gallery was lay down by Leopold I at May 6th, 1846.
    The galleries form a large glazed passage from 212 meters long, 8 meters wide and 18 meters high.
    The design is from Cluysenaer.
    Busts and statues are decorating the interior and are ascribed to the sculptor Jaquet. This is the first gallery with shops, restaurants and theatres.

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    THE ST. HUBERT GALLERYThe...

    by benzerga Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: THE ST. HUBERT GALLERY

    The St. Hubert gallery is a fine example of a typical type of building of the 19th century: the covered shopping gallery. Between 1820 and 1880 seven of these galleries were built in Brussels. Three of these have survived: the St. Hubert gallery, the Bortier gallery and the Northern Passage. These galleries had a double function: the ground-level was almost always occupied by shops, whereas the upper section (first and second floors) were reserved for apartments and habitation.

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    Galerie Royale

    by Polly74 Written May 9, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Not far from the Grand Place you find this Galerie. It's very nice with its glass roof and its pictoresque shops. you can even sit there for a coffee in a smart bar or go to the teathre.

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