Parc du Cinquantenaire, Brussels

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Stroll the promenades of a grand urban park at Parc du Cinquantenaire, home of the Arc du Cinquantenaire. The 19th century saw the addition of the triumphal arch for Belgium's 50th anniversary as an independent nation. Three museums occupy the northern part of the park: the Royal Military Museum, Autoworld, and the Cinquantenaire Museum. A 19th-century monument called the Temple of Human Passions and a Great Mosque take up the northwest corner of the park. The buildings at the corners of the park complement the arch's neoclassical grandeur with their domes and rotundas, and the center is dominated by an esplanade where you can walk through the landscaped greenery. Make Parc du Cinquantenaire a part of your Brussels vacation plans using our Brussels sightseeing planner .
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  • I've been here on a Portuguese products fair in Brussels promoted by Nuno Melo. I loved meeting Brussels and all spaces to visit. The Cinquantenaire Park was no exception, very pleasant to walk around and take some good pictures, with museums to visit.
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  • You can enjoy a nice walk in the park, as the view is nice. It is situated in the easternmost part of the European Quarter in Brussels. There are also some museum that can be visited.  more »
  • The Park gardens are wonderful, sculptures, everything is absolutely beautiful, in summer it is very cute, can read a book in the grass or ice cream, lovely!
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