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The Bourse (Stock Exchange), Brussels

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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3.6/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
The Brussels Stock Exchange, abbreviated to BSE, was founded in Brussels, Belgium, by decree of Napoleon in 1801. On 22 September 2000, the BSE merged with Paris Bourse, Lisbon Stock Exchange and the stock exchanges of Amsterdam, to form Euronext N.V., the first pan-European exchange for equities and derivatives, with common trading and clearing of all products, and was renamed Euronext Brussels. The most well known index on the Brussels Stock Exchange is the BEL20. It now belongs to the NYSE Euronext group, the first global stock exchange.BuildingThe building that houses the Brussels Stock Exchange does not have a distinct name, though it is usually called simply the Bourse/Beurs. It is located on Boulevard Anspach, and is the namesake of the Place de la Bourse/Beursplein, which is, after the Grand Place, the second most important square in Brussels.As part of the covering of the river Senne for health and aesthetic reasons in the 1860s and 1870s, a massive program of beautification of the city centre was undertaken. Architect Léon-Pierre Suys, as part of his proposal for covering of the Senne, designed a building to become the centre of the rapidly expanding business sector. It was to be located on the former butter market, (itself situated on the ruins of the former Recollets Franciscan convent) on the newly created Anspach Boulevard (then called Central Boulevard).
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  • Neat architectural creation in the style of neoclassicism-Brussels Stock Exchange is situated in the Centre of the Belgian capital, just a stone's throw from the beautiful Grand place, the central square. The first Association, which I had when I saw the Bourse, was connected with the ancient buildings of Rome, and then I already had spotted more graceful and subtle décor, lighter look Corinthian, a large number of sculptures. In General, the building looks somewhat grandiosely, despite its "lightness". Look at him wondering, but specifically and purposefully I would not go to him, because living in St. Petersburg, not deprived of beautiful monuments of classical and neoclassical, and in Brussels, a lot more interesting and spectacular sights.
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  • Palace in the historic center of the city, just steps from the Grand place and the most Bohemian district of the city. Finance remains the name of the building, which is to be considered a true monument of the city.
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  • Nothing special, just behind the grand place, metro nearby. Architecture similar to that of Paris...
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  • A brief review of the history of the world's securities transactions. From gold to the Dutch East India Company (the first company of the world VOC), a model of the most famous Amsterdam ship (I took the photo in Amsterdam before, and there is also one model in Netherlands National Museum). Then is Brussels Stock Exchange, the first international exchange. And then is the Wall Street establishment, ticker on the tape. Anyone who reads "Reminiscences of A Stock Operator" must be impressed by Livermore's ability to read the ticker on the tape. By the way, Livermore is somehow my idol. Last is just information and computer generation as we see now.
  • Here be drag... errr speculation, greed & crooked people.
  • Nice place to sit and relax. Free internet available.
  • Impressive building, looks rather like some opera then stocks.
  • Beautiful building and lovely car free zone
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