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Mont des Arts

Brussels, Belgium
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Ranked #41 of 218 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Neighborhoods, Libraries
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: Mont des Arts    The Mont des Arts sits on a hill with wonderful views of the city and was designed during the reign of Leopold I. Construction... more »
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English first
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The view from Mont des Arts is breathtaking! And I tried the very best waffles from waffle truck!They were amazing-if you spot the yellow truck somewhere in Brussels-be sure to try this delicious treat!

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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114 reviews 114 reviews
93 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

In the summer months the Mont des Arts park is a wonderful place to visit during the day. From Coudenburg Palace to the statue of Albert I, this park is strikingly beautiful; however, this is also the place where many homeless people spend the night. It is common to see several dozen people sleeping on the sidewalk along the National... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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186 reviews 186 reviews
62 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

You can walk up the hill away from the Grand Place and headed for the Museums at the top of the hill and this garden is on the way up the hill. Its a pleasant and pretty place to stop, take in the sun, and decide what you are doing next.

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Malaga, Spain
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212 reviews 212 reviews
81 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We passed here at night, returning to hotel from a concert. And thankfully it was down hill. There were different color light and young people hanging out. Beautiful view over the center, but you won't miss lots not seeing this place.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

To see : The little man on the clock on the right side when you are up on the hill The garden with vegetables you can eat on the right side The view on the grand place tower Then go up you are on the royal place so beautiful one ! You see them the royal court of justice to... More

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Malaga, Spain
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2,346 reviews 2,346 reviews
2,106 attraction reviews
2,073 helpful votes 2,073 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The gardens at the Mont des Arts are very beautiful and colorful. There are parterres and inside the parterres are many flowers and plants with color. This is an excellent place to take photos and the vistas are very good. The equestrian statue of Albert I is very good too.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Rarely nice. Only when it's sunny and you don't mind the derelict surroundings. It features a garden below that is more attractive then the heavy traffic area on top.

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Falls Church, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

What a stunning view! A "Mont" only in the sense that you can see a chunk of the city from the top of the hill (Belgium has no mountains; in fact, it's sometimes called "The Flat Country" by natives). Great city vista, and the mont itself is really "of the arts"--libraries, museums...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

If you want to see the best museums in Brussels, go here first. Most of Brussels best museums are located within the complex so it's very convenient especially when you have kids with you. Aside from the fact that it's really beautiful, Mont des Arts is 1/4 of the stages where the Brussels Summer Festival will take place.

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Galway, Ireland
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107 reviews 107 reviews
54 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

A little walking tour of this area is lovely, not far from Grand Place. Beautiful views. Bring a picnic and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. We were lucky enough to be in Brussels for National Day and so seen the wonderful airshow from this area.

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