- Address: Place des Palais 7, Bruxelles 1000, Belgium
- Hours: Tue-Fri 9:30am-5pm Sat-Sun 10am-6pm; Jul-Aug Daily 10am-6pm
- Admission: Adult: €6; Senior: €5; Young Adult: €4; Child: Free
In 1731 this imposing palace was destroyed by fire but it was not until 40 years later that its ruins were pulled down and the site flattened in preparation for the building of today’s stately Palais Royal.
The cellars and chapel of the original palace can now be viewed underground as they stretch far underneath the present-day Rue Royale. Once open to the elements, the forgotten medieval cobbled Rue Isabelle is now below the Place Royale. It ran alongside the Coudenberg Palace up to the Cathedral of Sts-Michael-and-Gudula on nearby Place Ste-Gudule.
Artifacts recovered from 25 years of excavation on the site at Coudenberg are now displayed at Hoogstraeten House, which was one of many aristocratic mansions that bordered the grounds of Coudenberg Place. Exhibits include clay pipes, armor and Venetian glassware.
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Unravel the complex mysteries and enigmatic secrets of Brussels on a 4-hour tour. Accompanied by your expert guide, learn about the secret societies and ... Read more
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)