Association of Guides for Brussels and Belgium
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Eighteenth century Brussels under the Austrian governor Charles of Lorraine

Price : 150€
Duration : max 3h
Maximum number of participants per guide : 25
Meeting place : entry Tourist Office (city hall, Grand'Place)

During the enlightment period of Charles of Lorraine, our regions were under the authority of Empress Maria-Theresa of Austria, his sister-in-law. This governor endeavored to maintain the peace and to create institutions such as the Beaux-Arts Academy, the Royal Chapel, the Imperial and Royal Science and Litterature Academy. He was also interested in industrial arts (earthenware, porcelain and soft furnishings) but also in urbanism. He planned the Royal Neighborhood and the Martyrs’ square.

Our walk will take us from the Grand’Place to the St Michael-and- Gudula cathedral where he was buried and then to the Royal neighborhood and the Museum square.

This tour doesn't provide visits inside the buildings.

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