Parc du Cinquantenaire, Brussels

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    Aviation hall.
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    My grandfather on the Yser WW I.
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    Cinquantenaire arch and military museum.
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    Parc du Cinquantenaire

    by Marcos_Ar Updated Sep 7, 2003
    The arc of the Parc du Cinquantenaire

    The Parc du Cinquantenaire is a very big
    parc located in central Brussels. It was designed by king Leopold.

    It has a big arch, which remembered me a lot the Arc du Triomphe in Paris. But don't tell that to a Bruxellois, he'll kill me!

    On the sides of the arch there are some museums. If you like military history and aviation, I recommend visiting the Musee Royale de l'Histoire Militaire et de l'Aviation. It covers all the 20th-century military history of Belgium. On its aviation part, you can see some planes, including a Caravelle of Sabena, a MiG and an F-15.

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    The Cinquantenaire park

    by chancay Updated Jun 11, 2003

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    the arts and history museum

    In 1880 Belgium celebrated the 50th anniversary of its independence. Therefore, king Leopold II wanted to have a world exhibition organized in Brussels. For its location a former military exercising ground outside of the center of the city was chosen, the so-called "Linthout" plains. In this exhibition the world would be able to see that the new state of Belgium was prospering and able to take its place between the important nations of Europe. In the second half of the 19th century Leopold II had acquired the Congolese colony in Africa which supplied him with considerable financial possibilities. He decided to use a part of his new fortune to give Brussels the outlook of an important European city. One of his realizations was this Cinquantenaire park with its imposing monuments.

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  • Parc du Cinquantenaire

    by Grootpiet Written Apr 25, 2003

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    You'll most probably see the arches when driving through Brussels.

    The park has two great museums (one military, one automotive). While we were there a wedding party was passing through, dancing, singing... having loads of fun.

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    The Cinquantenaire

    by chancay Updated Mar 3, 2003

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    the Triumph Arch

    The Cinquantenaire is a monument similar to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris or the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin, but a bit smaller. Next to it there´s a big park, inside the building are three museums, a automobile and a war museum, also an arts and history museum.

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    Parc Cinquantenaire

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 2, 2013

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    parc

    This parc is in the eastern district of the city past the EU area. It houses many of the cities museums

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    Arcadedu Cinquantenaire - Arc de Triomphe

    by Mikebb Written Jan 20, 2009

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    Arcade du Cinquantenaire

    This photo was taken from the Hop On Hop Off bus as we drove past the park.

    The triumphal arch was built in 1880 to celebrate 50 years of Belgian independence.

    The rooms are now used for museums.

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    Parc du Cinquantenaire

    by jacobzoethout Written Mar 4, 2005

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    Brussels, Cinquantenaire Parc
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    Take a metro to station Merode, you'll get out next to Brussels Arc de Triomphe. The park next to it is a perfect place to walk or to sit and relax.

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