Bourse - Stock Exchange, Brussels

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    The Bourse

    by solopes Updated Jan 1, 2014

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    Built by the end of the 19Th century as part of a plan to embellish the city, this palace in Neo-Renaissance style mixed with Second Empire, it has many decorative motifs from several artists.
    Located in Boulevard Anspach, it is today a "dead" building, since the tradings start to be one by computer.

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    La Bourse

    by ValbyDK Written Jul 20, 2013
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    La Bourse is home of the Brussels Stock Exchange, which was founded in 1801 and is part of the NYSE Euronext Group today. I didn't visit the stock exchange, only admired this amazing building from the outside. It was built from 1868 to 1873, and has elements of Neo-Renaissance and Second Empire styles. The facade is filled with numerous interesting sculptures and decorations. Worth a closer look...

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    Le Bourse

    by lina112 Written Jul 26, 2012

    It is located in the homonymous square and is certainly one of the most beautiful and imposing buildings of the city. It was built between 1867 and 1873 under the guidance of architect Léon Suys, and here in his time were developing animated contracts while today all changes are managed by computers.

    Se encuentra en la homónima plaza y es sin duda uno de los edificios más hermosos e imponentes de la ciudad. Fue construida entre el 1867 y el 1873 bajo la guía del arquitecto Léon Suys, y aquí en su tiempo se desarrollaban animadas contrataciones mientras hoy todos los cambios son gestionados por ordenadores.

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    Bourse/Beurs

    by penny_g Written Apr 22, 2011
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    The stock exchange is situated on Blvd Anspach in the very center of Bruxelles. It was built between 1868 and 1873. It was built after the plan of Léon-Pierre Suys.

    It is a meeting point and you can enjoy here the picturesque multiculural and colourful society of Brussels. While taking those pictures, there was an African, playing on drum and people hardly refrained from dancing. It is a pity that I cannot add that sound to the pictures.

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  • Brussels China Town & some nice Belgian bars

    by EuroCoin Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This place is really cool; there are lots of Thai restaurants and some superb bars: PP Café, Le Roi des Belges (The king of Belgium), and a nice Irish pub 'O'reillys'. All Irish pubs in Brussels really become hot and steamy dance places on Friday and Saturday night so make sure to bring a visit if you're into a dance and a drink!

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    La Bourse (Stock Exchange) Classic Building

    by Mikebb Written Jan 12, 2009

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    Built in 1873 The Bourse is very close to Grand Place and is the home of the Brussels' Stock Exchange. A classic building designed in Palladian style it dominates the square. The exterior of the building has some beautiful decoration and ornate carvings, particularly those on the front facade.

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    The Stock Exchange

    by mikey_e Written Jan 4, 2009

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    It's sometimes odd to think of a stock exchange as a tourist attraction, but the exchange in Brussels was built at a time when stock brokers were a part of the aristocracy and their place of work was as important as the guild houses of old. The Exchange in Brussels was built in the 1860s and 1870s on the site of the old butter market, which was built on an old convent. The building is in neo-Classical style, like so many of the buildings from the heyday of the Belgian monarchy. The area it is in is no longer the financial centre of the city - it is a mixture of touristy area and, farther along Rue de la Bourse towards the Manneken pis, the gay area. Nevertheless, the building itself is imposing enough to allow you to marvel at its beauty and daydream a bit about the time when this was the capital of a massive empire.

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    Stock Exchange

    by rcsparty Written Nov 10, 2007

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    The Brussels Stock Exchange is located on the Boulevard Anspach and was built in the 1870's. It has about 300 stocks traded on the exchange and it is possible to get a guided tour. It is also a good place to hang out during Belgian futbol games, as quite a crowd gathers in the square. We also found a few good bars located around the Bourse.

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    Bourse

    by mileslunn Written Jul 22, 2007

    Brussels main stock exchange. Unlike many cities where stock exchanges are located inside another building, such as my home town of Toronto, Brussels has its own unique building for the stock exchange.

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    Visiting the Palais de Justice

    by ZeProff Written Jul 19, 2007

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    If you like la Bourse (the stock exchange) and Saint-Catherine's church, you'll probably also like the huge Palais de Justice on top of the Marolles hill. It was built by the same architect, Poelaert, and it literally dominates the whole city, being a very massive monument, the biggest in Brussels. Brussels is probably the only city I know where the landscape is dominated by the courts of justice. Visits are organized by a.s.b.l. Arkadia.

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    De Beurs/La Bourse/Stock Exchange

    by richiecdisc Updated Mar 10, 2007

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    The Splendid Brussels Stock Exchange

    Built in 1873 and designed by Architect Léon Suys, the Brussels Stock Exchange is a formidable building in the Classic style resplendent with Doric columns. It is a thriving Stock Exchange and not a tourist sight per se though visits can be arranged with prior consent.

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    Belgian Bouse (Stock Exchange)

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 16, 2006
    Bourse & Old Town Hall

    The Bourse (Belgian Stock Exchange) is located just one street away from the Grande Place and the Old Town Hall. The building faces the main shopping strip (Grands Boulevards) of Brussels where you will find an abundance of restaurants and stores.

    The Bourse was constructed from 1807 to 1825 under the direction of Napoleon. It was built in Greek style with huge columns on all sides. It is still home of the Belgian Stock Exchange.

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    La Bourse

    by Willettsworld Written Jun 11, 2006

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    La Bourse, Brussels’ stock exchange, was designed by architect Leon Suys and constructed in Neo-Classical style between 1867-73. It is one of the cities most impressive buildings mostly due to its notable ornate carvings on its façade. The great French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, is thought to have crafted the groups representing Africa and Asia. Beneath the colonnade, two beautifully detailed winged figures representing Good and Evil were carved by sculptor Jacques de Haen.

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    De Bourse

    by makturk Written Mar 3, 2006

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    De Bource , is an historical building and can be named as 2nd meeting point after grand palace. You can see many people waiting for someone or eating food on the steps.It is easy to access there via Metro. There are some restaurants like Mc donals over there.

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    Meeting point and Temple of Big Money

    by melissa_bel Updated Mar 13, 2005

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    Evening traffic by the Bourse

    The Boulevard Anspach is another example of the ambition of King Leopold 2nd to make Brussels looks like a decent 19th century city. It is the typical wide boulevard prized by Paris. Mr Anspach, who was the mayor at the time, thought it would be nice to have squares doting this avenue... one of them is the Place de la Bourse. La Bourse, the stock exchange building, is a classical building flanked by two lions where traders are nurturing their ulcers. It is a also a good meeting point, because it's smack-dab in the middle of the city.

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