CICBAA 2020 31 janvier et 1er février Bruxelles | Belgique

31 janvier et 1er février 2020 Bruxelles

January 31st & February 1st, 2020 Bruxelles

Xème Symposium du CICBAA

CICBAA 2020 31 janvier et 1er février Bruxelles | Belgique
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ABOUT BRUXELLES

Manneken-Pis
Manneken-Pis
Rue de l'Etuve 46-22, 1000 Bruxelles

This bronze statuette, created in the 17th century by J. Duquesnoy the elder, embodies the irreverent spirit of Brussels. Also known as "Little Julian", due to confusion with another fountain, het Juliaensborreke, it was one of the many fountains serving the city. From being a public fountain, the little fellow has now become a legendary figure. He has been given numerous costumes and decorations and his wardrobe now comprises some 800 items, recently restyled in an appealing scenography (see Museum of the City of Brussels). The oldest (known) costume was given to him by the Elector of Bavaria in 1698. Manneken-Pis has, alas, been the victim of several acts of vandalism. It was in 1745 that he was kidnapped for the first time by the English. Two years later, it was the turn of the French to steal him. Hearing of this, Louis XV gave him, by way of reparation for this outrage, a rich costume in gold brocade and decorated him with the cross of Saint-Louis. In 1817, the statuette was stolen again, this time by a reprieved French convict, and was found broken in pieces. The fragments were used to make the statuette which you can see today on the old fountain.

More informations https://visit.brussels

Palais Royal
Palais Royal
Place des Palais 2, 1000 Bruxelles

The Royal Palace was built on the site of the former Palace of the Dukes of Brabant which was destroyed by fire in 1731. Started in 1820 under the reign of King William, it was modified in 1904 under Leopold II, who had it rebuilt in Louis XVI style. The side wings date from the 18th century and at the end of each wing there is a pavilion. On the left that of the Civil List and on the right the Hotel Bellevue which is currently the BELvue Museum.

More informations https://visit.brussels

Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles
Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles
Grand-Place de Bruxelles, 1000 Bruxelles

Brussels Town Hall is one of Belgium's finest civic buildings. Not only because of the numerous sculptures adorning its walls, but also because of its perfect proportions and the incomparable beauty of its tower, the spire of which is topped by the archangel Saint-Michael. Brussels laid the foundation stone of the magnificent Gothic edifice in the spring of 1402. In 1695, when the city was bombarded by Marshal de Villeroy, the Town Hall was destroyed by fire. Its reception rooms and aldermen's offices contain fine Brussels tapestries from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, sumptuous Gothic wooden panelling,the insignia of ancient guilds and paintings from the collections at the Town Hall Museum.

More informations https://visit.brussels

Atomium
Atomium
place de l'Atomium 1, 1020 Laeken

Unavoidable icon of Brussels en Belgium, important place for international tourism, unique creation in the history of architecture and emblematic vestige of the World fair in Brussels (Expo 58), the Atomium is today the most popular tourist attraction of Europe’s Capital.
The Atomium was constructed for the first post-war universal world exhibition (EXPO 58) The nine spheres represent an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. They represent the faith one had in the power of science and moreover in nuclear power.

More informations https://visit.brussels

Église Notre-Dame des Victoires du Sablon
Église Notre-Dame des Victoires du Sablon
Rue des Sablons, 1000 Bruxelles

This church is a precious example of the development of ogival art from Brabant. It owes its beauty to the city’s crossbowmen, who built it in the 15th century. Several member of the Thurn und Taxis family are buried there in sarcophagi placed under the chapel of Saint Ursula, which is their burial site. If you pass by this church, do not hesitate to enter and contemplate its architecture and numerous stained glass windows.

More informations https://visit.brussels

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