The Augustin Brussels is located in the centre of the city. You are at 10 mn walking from the Grande Place, the Place des Sablons or the unique Mannekeen Pis. A multiple little restaurants, antiques shops, bar and chocolate makers…. You are in the lively district. For business visitors, we are easily accessible for the Parliament, the European Commission, the Square Meeting Centre, The International Midi Station and the airport.
THE GRAND PLACE
A Landmark in Brussels. Historically, the Bruxelles Grand Place was essentially a market place where traders and citizens sold and bought food. Therefore you will notice that all the streets surrounding the square are named after foods like chicken (poulet), herbs (herbes), cheese (fromage) and so forth. Nowadays you will see grand old buildings standing in the place of market shelters. The Maison du Roi, in French means King’s House but the lesser used name of Broodhuis in Dutch, means Bread House. Most of the buildings were rebuilt or restored after the bombardment of Brussels by France in 1695.
The Royal Palace of Belgium is one of the most beautiful official buildings in the capital, Brussels. Standing opposite the Parliament building on the other side of the Royal Park, the Royal Palace symbolises our system of government, that is to say, a constitutional monarchy. The Palace is the place where His Majesty the King exercises his prerogatives as Head of State. It is at the Palace that the King grants audiences and deals with affairs of state.
An other Landmark in Brussels. The famous Manneken-Pis remains the emblem of the rebellious spirit of the City of Brussels. His wardrobe counts more than 900 suits. The Museum of the City of Brussels presents one hundred of these suits. A multimedia database allows the visitors to consult the whole wardrobe of the famous ‘ketje’.
The World Expo of 1958 left behind a gigantic structure that shone in the spring sun in the shape of an atom. It is a replica of an iron crystal enlarged 165 billion times.
In the building of the Royal Museums for Fine Arts of Belgium, visitors will be able to discover the world’s largest collection of René Magritte’s works. The collection is a perfect proof of René Magritte’s oeuvre and covers all the periods from his life. The works on display, among which his most important masterpieces, are mainly from the legacies of Irene Scutenaire-Hamoir and Georgette Magritte and from purchases made by the Royal Museums for Fine Arts of Belgium, completed with works on loan from private persons.
PLACE DU GRAND SABLON
This beautiful architectural square has houses from the 16th to the 19th century. It is home to antiques shops, typical restaurants and chocolatiers. The square is the perfect good meeting point for dinner or a weekend brunch, or for an atmospheric walk. Every weekend, the antiques market by the church brings the square to life with its red and green awnings, pulling in crowds of curious onlookers.