Monday, 6 May 2019

La Grand-Place, Brussels

This square is the most memorable landmark in Brussels and one of the most beautiful squares in the world

This postcard was sent by Hildegarde

La Grand-Place in Brussels is a remarkably homogeneous body of public and private buildings, dating mainly from the late 17th century. The architecture provides a vivid illustration of the level of social and cultural life of the period in this important political and commercial centre.

Hôtel de Ville
This postcard arrived from France sent by Ana

A pinnacle of Brabant Gothic, the Hôtel de Ville (City Hall), accentuated by its bell tower, is the most famous landmark of the Grand-Place. Built in the early 15th century, the building partially escaped bombardments and underwent several transformations over time. Its ornamental programme is largely due to the restoration campaigns conducted in the late 19th century. - in:

This postcard was sent by José "PilotOne"

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