Parc du Cinquantenaire

Parc du Cinquantenaire, Brussels: Address, Phone Number, Parc du Cinquantenaire Reviews: 4.5/5

Parc du Cinquantenaire
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Planned by King Leopold in the late 19th century, this park holds imposing monuments including the Triumphal Arch, Exposition Halls and the Bordiau Halls, which house the prestigious Museum of Art and History.
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  • Schuman • 7 min walk
  • Mérode • 8 min walk
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR1,669 contributions
The Parc du Cinquantenaire is a large public park in the eastern part of Brussels. We gave ourselves a walking tour of the city, about 40 minutes from the Grand Place to this park, with various other famous sites and buildings along the way. The highlight of the park is the Triumphal Arch; the park was planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Belgium's independence, although the arch itself was not completed until the 75th. We enjoyed walking through the park, seeing flowers and gardens, the cute Tour de Tournai, and enjoying the people watching. Definitely worth a visit to appreciate this spot with its history, gardens, and architecture.
Written June 20, 2022
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bmarke360581
Brussels, Belgium13 contributions
Patc du Cinquantenaire is a well proportioned outdoor space with adjoining museums and art galleries. It also has an excellent permanent exhibition of motor cars that will catch the imagination of young and old. There are playgrounds for small children and places for teenagers to play soccer and basketball. The park is both a joggers place and a walkers space with plenty of gravel paths and green grass. It is safe and well maintained but sadly lacks a public toilet facility. This is a good place for young children, energised teens and more sedate walkers. It is near the European Commission and also easily accessible by metro. Put it in the diary.
Written March 15, 2020
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Heather
Louisville, KY375 contributions
Solo
If you're in the area it's worth checking out. The large park is beautiful and peaceful which was a surprise since it's located in the middle of the city. There are monuments and statues all around the grounds, in addition to the main building too.
Written January 7, 2020
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1girl_1passport
Vancouver, Canada1,038 contributions
Even in the winter months, this place is so beautiful. We are so lucky it was a clear blue sky day and just the perfect time in the evening to visit and to get some nice pictures.

Beautifully maintained grounds, just a breathtaking monument. This is definitely a must-see while you are in Brussels.
Written January 25, 2022
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The Travel Couple - Chathu & Ishanka
Kalutara, Sri Lanka941 contributions
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A well maintained beautiful nature park with some historical monuments. It's absolutely breathtaking during autumn. You could spend a quality couple of hours here. Easily accessible by Merode metro station.
Written November 17, 2021
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throughdansworld
Rome, Italy499 contributions
This is one of the most beautiful parks I have ever visited. The gate structure is enormous and has to be seen up close to be believed.
Written August 5, 2019
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chakina
Limassol City, Cyprus248 contributions
Is a nice small park in around 3 miles from the centre of Brussels. You can walk and have a relaxing time in the park. There is a bar-restaurant there. I would say is a fast food and not a restaurant with low quality food and high prices of what it offers, but a lot of citizens eat there. Maybe is because is the only cantina the park has.
Written August 17, 2019
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BroMiro
Beijing3 contributions
Solo
The Arch of the park was built in 1905 with the blood money Leopold II was making in the Congo! He built it with his personal money, but did not tell his people, because they would ask where he got it from. After the king was exposed as a mass murderer many Belgians called this "The Arch of the Severed Hands," because of Leopold's Congo atrocities. So when visiting there to enjoy the view, please take a moment to remember and honor the memory of the millions of lives Leopold II destroyed and the tons of blood he spilled during his murderous rule of the Congo Free State (1885-1908) as his own slave plantation!
Written September 19, 2014
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grape53
Oklahoma20 contributions
Much is made of the Atomium and the Bruparck in Brussels, but east of the City Center is a marvel of architectural grandeur. The Parc du Cinquantenaire was built to commemorate Belgium's 50th anniversary as an independant nation. If you've ever wished to have seen the gorgeous World's Fair buildings circa 1900, this is as close as you'll get. The structures are massive, well-designed, and exquisitely ornamented. There are several museums in the park -- including the Royal Military Museum, the Cinquantenaire Art Museum, and the AutoWorld Museum. The masterwork of the Parc is the Triumphal Arch, a breath-taking structure completed in 1905.
Written October 12, 2009
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crym319
New York City, NY8 contributions
Okay, I'll try not to over hype it, because at the end of the day this is just a park. But it is one of the places you should visit if you're visiting Brussels, unless you're really not into parks. If you're one of those people, then it might be nice to know that there are two museums within the park. The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces, and AutoWorld. The park itself is nice. On the weekend, and even sometimes weekdays, you'll find special events there, or food festivals, or street markets...when the weather is nice obviously. My girlfriend and I were there in August, so got to see a lot. This place has tourists, but it also has a lot of locals.
Written September 9, 2019
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