Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
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Wander through the Les Galeries Saint Hubert, a gorgeous glass roofed arcade in the center of Brussels. Lined with cafes, theaters and luxury stores, the Les Galeries Saint Hubert also has the distinction of being the first covered shopping arcade in Europe.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Beurs • 5 min walk
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California17,008 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Splendid 19th Century Architecture
    Stunning 19th Century architecture, beautifully restored and maintained. All indoors so you will be out of the rain. Now occupied by high-end tourist shops, lots of places selling chocolates. Some cafes as well. Come for the splendid architecture.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 7, 2023
  • Robyn H
    Melbourne, Australia85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    This is a beautiful glass-roofed covered passage. There are mostly coffee shops, clothing, shoe shops and chocolate shops. It is really lovely and well worth a visit for a coffee and pastry and some chocolates from Mary’s shop.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 3, 2023
  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China14,543 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Opulent arcade
    This is an upscale shopping arcade in downtown Brussels. Grand and pompous, Galeries St-Hubert is now a major tourist attraction in the Belgian capital. Although touristy in every sense, it offers a lot of shopping options for chocolate and souvenir in general.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 12, 2023
  • Brucestewart
    Livingston, United Kingdom9,777 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive shopping mall
    We were able to spend a short time in this shopping mall during our quick visit to Brussels enroute to Ostend. There were a number of interesting shops and I managed to buy some boxes of chocolates in one of them. I would really have liked to have seen inside the shop that had a number of military model figures in the window but unfortunately they were closed for the day.
    Visited November 2022
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California17,008 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nineteenth Century Shopping Arcade
    In my opinion, this is the most beautiful structure in Brussels. Lots of other visitors agree so this indoor shopping arcade is usually very crowded. We bought chocolates here. Lots of upscale shops and some places for coffee. The design is classic mid-nineteenth century.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 28, 2023
  • SMLikestoTravel
    Bengaluru, India277 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shopping arcade dating back to 1847!
    We visited this shopping arcade just because of the fact that it dates back to 1847 and is still functioning! Nice to spend an hour here strolling and taking in the sights. We limited ourselves to window shopping but did indulge in waffles from Maison Dandoy here.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 3, 2023
  • William M
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom498 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful arcade, amazing shops & cafes
    A great place to visit whilst in Brussels. Gorgeous architecture which looks particularly beautiful when lit up in various colours. Lots of amazing chocolate shops, great cafes, etc. A definite must visit.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 16, 2024
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Jessie A
London, UK96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This stretch of walk was very nicely lit when we visited in January. It is a great place to experience Belgium chocolate (even though it can be quite pricey). A good place to look for pretty things to take home with you.
Written January 15, 2020
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KlepPing
Lexington, MA24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The Gallery is a feast for the senses, with an overwhelming array of delightful chocolate shops and pastries. Each window display is a fantasyland of sugar and chocolate and samples are available in many of the stores making picking your chocolates easier and fun. The Gallery gets very crowded on the weekend but if you can arrive in the early hours of the weekday you will have many of the shops to yourself and more space to roam!
Written February 23, 2020
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Jim W
Sindelfingen, Germany2,946 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I have to admit that I am one of the few husbands out there that loves to take his wife shopping. I go around the store picking out accessories for her whether it be for clothes or kitchen appliances. However, it is just as enjoyable when I visit an amazing set of stores and help others on a tour group spend their money. I get great satisfaction in seeing other people smile. The set of stores here range from elegant and classic to very elegant and very classic. Nothing is too outrageous. All the shops are top notch. The cafes were all full, offering a variety of cuisines. I never knew that waffles could be served in so many different ways. The nice part about this place is that it is all indoors so if the weather is bad, the shopping does not have to be. The Gothic architecture is completely amazing too. In the end, this is a must visit place even if you simply do a rather quick walk through. Just outside and around the corner is a bar that serves more types of beer than any where else in the world. Guess I have to come back and spend some serious time here!
Written March 19, 2020
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emanuele g
The Hague, The Netherlands114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Honestly we passed through this gallery by pure chance, we were not aware it even existed; I have visited many galleries and this is in the top 10 for sure. The decor, the architecture is very nice, you can feel the wealth of it. If you are a chocolate lover, than you have to pass through this gallery, because there is a good variety of shop offering different types of Belgian chocolate and pralines.
Written May 15, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,008 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
In my opinion, this is the most beautiful structure in Brussels. Lots of other visitors agree so this indoor shopping arcade is usually very crowded. We bought chocolates here. Lots of upscale shops and some places for coffee. The design is classic mid-nineteenth century.
Written November 28, 2023
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Herbert C
898 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Located just a stone’s throw from Grand Place, you will likely not fail to stumble upon this arcade if you’re exploring the surrounding pedestrianized shopping area. The first thing that strikes you is the gorgeous one-point perspective of the entire gallery, with the resplendent glass-paned roof arching over rows of impressive shop facades on both sides. The shopping arcade has an array of cafes and exclusive stores, but even if you’re not there for shopping, it’s worth just gawking over the gallery to admire its architecture.
Written November 11, 2022
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China159,996 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries) is a delightful shopping arcade between Rue de Bouchers and Rue de l'Ecuyer in central Brussels. The arcade was designed by Belgian architect J.P. Cluysenaar in 1847 and is an elaborate display of rich Italian Renaissance architecture and style.

This is a lovely venue to do a bit of chocolate shopping, to grab a coffee or just browse to enjoy the charms of the mid 19th century which are on full display inside. Each shop has an elegant facade while glass and steel ceiling allows good lighting and photo taking within. There are lamp posts above the shops which provide soft lighting in the evening, coupled with having less crowds later on, makes this a great spot for stroll later in the day as well.
Written November 16, 2022
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Chris M
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
A nice little undercover mall that’s filled with beautiful little cafes and chocolate stores. They are all very welcoming to tourist and appear to offer a reasonable price on good in this location. There are also places you can purchase waffles from too and regular lunches. Highly recommend this place and very friendly.
Written March 11, 2020
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I was impressed with Belgium's creativity. Everywhere you go there is Art, Design, Poetry, Colour...inside this gallery there are several fancy stores. You don't need to pay it is FREE to visit and window shopping. One of my favourites stores was the one that only sold hat. All types of hats.
Written September 5, 2020
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steverogerr
Oslo, Norway20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
This place has somewhat more expensive stores, and you must be early to get the absolute and elementary place at one of the cafes. In the chocolate stores they stand at the door to give you at taste of what they sell. A great place for people watching too. Do not forget to check out the restaurants in the side streets between the too gallery streets.
Written February 13, 2020
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