Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #3 in Brussels, Belgium


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 14 sights
Distance 7 km
Ascend 102 m
Descend 57 m

Explore Brussels in Belgium with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in BrusselsIndividual Sights in Brussels

Sight 1: Monument au Travail - Monument aan de Arbeid

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The Monument to Work in Brussels is located in the Laeken section, north of the great Vergote basin, on the Quai des Yachts. The monument, erected by the architect Mario Knauer in 1930, features five bronze sculptures and four high reliefs, the work of the sculptor Constantin Meunier (1831-1905), who worked on this project in the 1890s, which was completed posthumously.

Wikipedia: Monument au Travail (FR)

844 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 2: Church of Our Lady of Laeken

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The Church of Our Lady of Laeken is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Brussels district of Laeken, Belgium. Built in neo-Gothic style, it was originally erected in memoriam of Queen Louise-Marie, wife of King Leopold I, to the design of the architect Joseph Poelaert.

Wikipedia: Church of Our Lady of Laeken (EN)

286 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Square du vingt-et-un-juillet - Square van de 21ste juli

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The Square du 21 juillet is a park of the City of Brussels, located in Laeken and which serves as the setting for its main monument, the Queen Astrid Memorial.

Wikipedia: Square du 21 Juillet (FR)

160 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Queen Astrid Memorial

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The Queen Astrid Memorial is a building erected in Laeken, a former municipality of the city of Brussels in Belgium, in memory of Astrid of Sweden, fourth Queen of the Belgians and wife of King Leopold III, who died in a car accident on 29 August 1935 in Switzerland when Leopold's convertible went off the road near Küssnacht.

Wikipedia: Mémorial Reine Astrid (FR)

647 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 5: Le Penseur

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The Thinker is a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin, situated atop a stone pedestal. The work depicts a nude male figure of heroic size sitting on a rock. He is seen leaning over, his right elbow placed on his left thigh, holding the weight of his chin on the back of his right hand. The pose is one of deep thought and contemplation, and the statue is often used as an image to represent philosophy.

Wikipedia: The Thinker (EN)

54 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Chapelle Notre-Dame de Laeken - Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekapel

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The Chapel of Our Lady is the choir and only remaining part of the former Church of Our Lady of Laeken in the Belgian city of Brussels in the Brussels-Capital Region. The choir of this former church is located in the cemetery of Laeken, northwest of the current Church of Our Lady.

Wikipedia: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekapel (Laken) (NL)

332 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: Parc Annie Cordy - Annie Cordypark

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Parc Annie Cordy is a park of the City of Brussels, located in Laeken and adjacent to the former Laeken train station.

Wikipedia: Parc Annie Cordy (FR)

86 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: Ancienne gare de Laeken - Voormalig station van Laken

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Gare de Laeken is a Belgian railway station located in Laeken, in the City of Brussels, in the Brussels-Capital Region.

Wikipedia: Gare de Laeken (FR), Heritage Website

1583 meters / 19 minutes

Sight 9: René Magritte Museum

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The René Magritte Museum - Museum of Abstract Art is a Brussels museum in the house that the surrealist painter occupied for 24 years, located in Jette. The museum is located at 135 Rue Esseghem, in the house where René Magritte lived from 1930 to 1954 and created several of his masterpieces. The museum's collection includes paintings, gouaches, and drawings by the artist, parts of Magritte's original furniture, photographs, and other materials about the artist's life. This collection was collected by art promoter André Garitte, who bought the house, had it renovated and opened it to the public in June 1999.

Wikipedia: Musée René Magritte (FR), Website

5 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 10: Museum of Abstract Art

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The Museum of Abstract Art (MAK) is located in Jette in the Brussels -Capital Region and is a reference for Belgian abstract art. The collection consists of painting of the 20th century and sculpture of the 20th century, photos, models and applied art.

Wikipedia: Museum voor Abstracte Kunst (NL), Facebook, Website

497 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 11: Église de Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes - Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Lourdeskerk

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The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes is a Roman Catholic church building in Jette, located on the Avenue Notre-Dame de Lourde.

Wikipedia: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Lourdeskerk (Jette) (NL)

975 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 12: Église Sainte-Madeleine - Sint-Magdalenakerk

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St. Magdalene's Church is a Roman Catholic church building in Jette, located on the Koningin Astridplein.

Wikipedia: Sint-Magdalenakerk (Jette) (NL)

783 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 13: Église Saint-Martin - Sint-Martinuskerk

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St. Martin's Church is a Roman Catholic church building in Ganshoren, located at Fabiolaplein 1.

Wikipedia: Sint-Martinuskerk (Ganshoren) (NL)

734 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 14: National Basilica of the Sacred Heart

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The National Basilica of the Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and parish church in Brussels, Belgium. It is dedicated to the Sacred Heart, inspired by the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur in Paris. Symbolically, King Leopold II laid the first stone in 1905 during the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of Belgian independence. The construction was halted by the two World Wars and finished only in 1970. Belonging to the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mechelen–Brussels, it is one of the largest churches by area in the world.

Wikipedia: Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Brussels (EN)


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