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Parc du Cinquantenaire

The Parc du Cinquantenaire conceals lots of treasures: the Big Mosque, the statue of the green dog, the pavilion of Victor Horta's human passions (accessible only by appointment)...

  • Access: traffic circle Schuman, Avenue de la Renaissance, Avenue des Nerviens and Gaulois, Avenue de l'Yser, Avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée
  • Open: all year
  • Date of creation: 19th century
  • Classified site: 1976
  • Map: [plan]

King Leopold II created the park to celebrate the 50th anniversery of the independence of Belgium (1880). Situated between the traffic circle Schuman, the Avenue des Nerviens, the Avenue de la Renaissance and Tervueren, the park covers 30 hectares of classic gardens with hedges of laurels and a symmetric plan. The museums of Art and History (Cinquantenaire Museum), Aviation, the Army and Military History and Autoworld are situated here. Great view at the top of the 3 arches.

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Practical information

Bruxelles Environnement
IBGE - Brussels Institute for the Management of the Environment
Avenue du Port 86C - 3000
1000 Brussels
Tel. : 02 775 75 75
Fax : 02 775 76 21