Colonne du Congres

Colonne du Congres, Brussels: Address, Colonne du Congres Reviews: 3.5/5

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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Sep 2019
This fine column is a monument to the Belgian constitution. The column is topped with a statue of Leopold I, the first king of the modern state of Belgium. The column also acts as a monument to the unknown soldier making it doubly special.

There are four allegorical female figures representing the constitution, freedom of worship, freedom of pressed, freedom of association and freedom of education.

The tomb of the unknown soldier is at the base of the column, with two plaques as memorials for Brian's soldiers off the two worlds wars and an eternal flame.

Worth the effort to see.
Written September 8, 2019
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Iohannis
Woluwe-St-Pierre, Belgium242 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
The Colonne du Congres is already worth a short walk just because the terrace on which it is standing gives a great view over the old town. If you are there at lunchtime, walk into the Rue de Congres, just behind it, lots of nice lunch restaurants can be found over there.
Written May 29, 2016
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MarcMich
Hasselt, Belgium914 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
So yes, this is a historic monument in Brussels, but not that old. It also houses at the base the tomb for the unknown soldier, which symbolizes all people killed in service and who remained anonymous.
The main part of this attraction is rather to go a bit further towards the terrace for the view over Brussels - there are better places for that, yet this one is also OK.
Written August 5, 2015
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André P
Lisbon, Portugal718 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
I wasn't even going to pass there, but at some point I looked to the end of this enormous avenue and I saw this enormous colune with a gilded top! I had to see it closely and by the gods of Ancient Egypt, it was worth the walk!
Its magnificent, with so much details and meaning! It should be in every Brussels map as a must see!
Written June 12, 2016
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Pandrea M
Braila, Romania266 contributions
Dec 2015 • Couples
Beautifull...and i want to come again...and again...and again jejeje next time i promise to do more picture and memories for my self
Written December 3, 2015
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Rich G
Acton, MA2,571 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
Walking down Koningsstraat you will run into a huge esplanade with this very large statue in front of it. I started by exploring the massively large "Congress Esplanade" which was prob once a very nice area. However, it's run down today and frankly a waste of expensive space. If you walk to the end, you can look over the west side of Brussels but views are not memorable so not sure it's worth walking the 200 yards. Some random people are at the edge taking photos, smoking pot, or just hanging out.

The status is more impressive that introduces this area. Reminded me of the Trajan columns in Rome. The lions that flank the front are very cool. Check out the photos I uploaded for some explanations...
Written May 5, 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia36,534 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
This is quite an impressive column the construction of which was inspired by the Column of the Emperor Trajan, in Rome. Both look very similar, of course. The Colonne du Congres symbolises a number of things. It commemorates the creation of the Constitution by the National Congress of 1830–31, it symbolises the four freedoms guaranteed under the Constitution, and the Belgian Tomb of the Unknown Soldier lies at the foot of the column. The statue of Belgium's first monarch, King Leopold I stands at the top of the column. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with an eternal flame honours soldiers who served in the two World Wars as well as in conflicts after 1945.
The Colonne du Congres is located in a fairly huge plaza, the Place du Congrès.
Written January 2, 2019
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acorna
Vilnius, Lithuania4,320 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
Congress Column is an impressive landmark facing Rue Royale and located in front of a large open square of Place du Congrès. It was erected to commemorate the creation of the country’s Constitution and later there were added plaques dedicated to the soldiers fallen in WWI and WWII and to the victims of the post-war unrests. The column itself is a perfect example of somewhat pompous style of the XIX century but it is filled with many details that are worth examining. The open space of Place du Congrès is vast and quite empty, but it leads to a viewpoint from which views of the city can be observed. Nothing breathtaking to see there, though.
Written December 16, 2018
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rayrest
London, UK7,342 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Great detaied architecture on this war memorial column and is located in a great square that is a good meeting point.
Written December 9, 2018
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Happy Traveller
Sydney, Australia5,169 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Very impressive column that has an eternal flame , solid lion statues and other moving statues... all to commemorate the Second World War. In a vast modern plaza that overlooks part of the city.
Written October 7, 2018
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