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Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, Brussels

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The main seat of city administration since the Middle Ages, Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles may be the first thing to draw your eye in the Market Place. The central tower was restored in the early 1990s, and the exterior is a series of detailed reliefs and sculptures dating back to the 15th century. The exterior is the most impressive part of the building, but a tour through some of the inside rooms doesn't disappoint. Begin your tour in a reception hall, which is free to enter, but a small fee gets you access to the rest of the exhibits. The fee includes a tour guide, and you only need to book 15 minutes in advance. Tours are in Dutch, French, and English daily, but each language is given at a specific time of day, so check the attraction's website for specific times. The building is still the seat of the Brussels mayor, so some rooms are closed to the public. Put Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles into our Brussels tourist route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Brussels.
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  • Very nice City Hall. We did the tour of the Museum that traces the history of Brussels. History of the plans of the city, paintings from various periods can be. But also many other things.
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  • Highly enjoyed looking at this building. The history behind it is interesting as well. I would recommend that you do some research about the history of Brussels before visiting.  more »
  • Here's the City Hall, an old building and very well preserved, on the most beautiful square of the city.
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