An old castle buried
in the ground

Coudenberg

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Why locals love it

From the Middle Ages, a castle overlooked Brussels from the Coudenberg hill.
It used to be one of the most beautiful palaces of Europe, but nowadays as everything was flattened out, it is covered by stone and sand, but still accessible within the Museum!

Why you should visit it

Some 40 years later, the ruins of the palace were pulled down and the ground was flattened out for the construction of the new royal district and there are still some parts, such as alleys, rooms that are accessible underground! Definitely worth having a look at it if, like me, you like discovering "secret" and unknown places!

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Cameron
Traveller
February 2, 2018
its a basement... minus all the clutter. fun place to play hide and seek. go early at open. feels creepy when no one else is in there. probably take an hour to complete
Darnell
Traveller
August 2, 2017
The palace of the Duke of Brabant. Has expositions and the necessary dose of Brussels history. The place is quite impressive and conviently located on the Mont des Arts.
Suki
Local
July 3, 2017

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