Parc de Bruxelles, Brussels

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    Free-living parrots

    by halikowski Written Sep 24, 2013

    There are two green loud, squawkin parrots living here at the moment... whether they will survive the long winter is another question.. seem to be enjoying themselves at present, however. Spotted them by the high fountain.

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    Parc de Bruxelles

    by ValbyDK Written Jul 14, 2013

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    Parc de Bruxelles was created between 1776 and 1783, and is the largest urban public park in the centre of Brussels (13.1 ha). It is surrounded by the Royal Palace, the Belgian House of Parliament, and the US Embassy. I walked through the park on my way to the Royal Palace, and it seemed like a nice place. There are a couple of ponds, three main avenues, and several sculptures and fountains...

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    Parc de Bruxelles/Park van Brussel

    by zadunajska8 Written Aug 15, 2012

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    The 13 hectare, central park north of the Royal Palace is the "Park of Brussels", a formal garden laid out in 1774 on the site of the former hunting grounds of the Dukes of Brabant. It's now dotted with 19th century statues and a number of much more modern pieces of art (which I think are far more interesting) and it's hard to imagine that this was once a key battle ground in 1830 during the battle for Belgian independence.

    First thing in the mornings it's quite a sleepy, quiet place with just the occasional jogger going round the park. By lunchtime in the summer the place is much busier as tourists and locals come into the park for a break from the busy city around. It is a pleasant spot to sit under a true on a warm day and read a book or just do some people watching.

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    Parc de Bruxelles

    by lina112 Written Jul 27, 2012
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    It is the largest urban park in the city of Brussels. The park is bounded by the Palacio Real (south), Rue Ducale, the Palace of the Nation (home of the Belgian Parliament) and the Rue Royale. Within walking distance are the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, the Museum of Musical Instruments and the Church of St-Jacques-sur-Coudenberg.


    Es el parque urbano más grande de la ciudad de Bruselas. El Parque está delimitado por el Palacio Real (al sur), la rue Ducale, el Palacio de la Nación (sede del Parlamento Belga) y la rue Royale. A muy poca distancia se encuentran los Museos Reales de Bellas Artes, el Museo de Instrumentos Musicales y la Iglesia de St-Jacques-sur-Coudenberg.

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    Parc de Bruxelles

    by scottishvisitor Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Parc de Bruxelles has a lot of great art work in its many statues which I adored . It lacked a lot in flora and fuana but maybe perhaps I was a bit early in visiting here at Easter. The park has some nice wide walking paths with lots of seating where you can read a book or just watch the world go by. The little pond near one of the entrances was empty but it did look nice in my guide book obviously pictured in summer. After strolling around in the sunshine we stopped at the small cafe for a cold drink, the cafe is surrounded by mature trees so you can have some shade here too.

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    Brussels Park

    by annase Updated Dec 1, 2007

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    Once a hunting preserve of the dukes of Brabant, the Parc de Bruxelles (Brussels Park), between Parliament and the Royal Palace, was laid out in the 18th century as a landscaped garden.

    In 1830, Belgian patriots fought Dutch regular troops here during the War of Independence. Later it was a fashionable place to stroll and to meet friends. Although it is not massive, the park manages to contain everything from carefully trimmed borders to rough patches of trees and bushes. It has fine views along its main paths, which together with the fountain form the outline of Masonic symbols.

    In 2001, the park received a total face lift, as it was closed for refurbishment during which it was restored as close as possible to its 18th-century look. Diseased chestnut trees have been cut down and lime trees replaced with sturdier specimens; statues have been restored and cleaned; and the 1840s bandstand by Jean-Pierre Cluysenaer has been refurbished, and it now hosts regular summer concerts. The clean-up has reduced some not so pleasant night time activities in the park.

    It is a very popular place to jog - especially in summer.

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    Parc de Bruxelles

    by rcsparty Written Nov 10, 2007

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    The park extends in front of the Royal Palace. It was once the property of the dukes of Brabant, but become public in 1776. The first shots of the Belgian 1850 war of independence were fired in the park. The park is a beautiful area to wander through or a nice day to relax among the baroque statues.

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    Parc De Bruxelles

    by smirnofforiginal Written May 21, 2007

    This is a slice of greenery in the heart of the inner city.

    The park is old and formal and enjoys the location of the Palais Royal and the Palais de la Nation (and apparntly also the site of an 11th century poultry yard - but I don't know about that!).

    Parc de Bruxelles was laid out under the dukes of Brabant but I can little more other than it is rather a beautiful place to be after pounding the streets; with its classical statues and trees. It's utalised by the Belgians - joggers, lunchtime workers haunt etc... so not always as tranquil as it first appears to be. A fine place to let bored youngsters burn off a bit of steam!

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    Parc de Bruxelles

    by Willettsworld Written Jun 11, 2006

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    Parc de Bruxelles lies directly in front of the Palais Royal and was laid out following the fire at the Coudenberg Palace in 1731. The park was designed by Charles de Lorraine with tree-lined paths, fountains and statues. The park was once on the site of medieval hunting grounds once used by the dukes of Brabant from the 12th century onwards.

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    Parc de Bruxelles

    by Marie-Claude Updated Apr 29, 2004

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    This is a nice park to walk, sleep, eat, take some rest after the museums or the Palais Royal. There is some benches where you can eat, some fountains, some grass to sit or lay down. It is not far from the MRBAB and the Music Museum.

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