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“Beautiful at night.”

Parc du Cinquantenaire
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3-Hour Brussels Chocolate SightseeingTour
Ranked #17 of 400 things to do in Brussels
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“Beautiful at night.”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

if it is photographs that you want you must visit it during the day. However I visited at night on a beautiful october night and it was magical. the fountain on the opposite side of the Cinquantenaire is also beautiful to sit by and maybe have a picnic as there are large grassy areas.

Visited October 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Lively, green space in central Brussels”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

A lovely animated park and breathing space in the city. Even if the rest of the city is sleepy and slow on sundays, you can be sure to find joggers, crickers, families and others keeping Parc du Cinquantenaire filled with energy.

Visited October 2012
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Huge and beautiful”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

In a city renowned for its parks, this was the most impressive we found. It's huge, with fountains, grassed areas edged with tree-line walks, boules courts(?) and beautiful buildings. The automobile museum is at one end, and there is a huge arch with bronze statues at the top. It's a great place to go for a walk or run (the locals do too) or just sit on the grass and relax.

Visited August 2012
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Bruges, Belgium
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“Great park”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

This is a great big park! You can do evrything here: run, sports, enjoy the sun, have a nice meal, have a beer! It's sunny till late and it is closed to the metro: Shuman on one side and Merode on the other. It is closed to the EU institutions. It also host several museums: Auto World (cars - never been there as i am not a fan) and Military Museum.

Visited July 2012
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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

It's an island of peace in a rather busy part of Brussels - the park is situated next to the Schuman Square with its EU buildings.
The focal point of the park is the triumph arch, for the rest it's a large green area where people meet, walk, jog, picknick, sleep or read a book lying on the grass when the weather allows.
There is a mosque, two musea and a couple of statues in the park. There is also a free parking where you can leave your car if you want to discover the park and/or its surrondings.

By the way, if you like art nouveau, there is a house of the Belgian architect Paul Cauchie just outside the park, in the Frankrijksstraat, behind the Autoworld. It's a little gem of art nouveau with its beautifully decorated facade. It's absolutely worth seeing.

Visited August 2012
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