Place des Palais,


The Royal Palace of Belgium is located in the very heart of Brussels opposite the Parliament building in the city. Although it is not used as the royal residence, it symbolises the Belgian constitutional monarchy.

Today, the building is where the King of Belgium carries out his role as Head of State, hosting receptions. It also has a number of apartments which are used to host foreign Heads of State on official visits.

The Royal Palace of Belgium is a 19th century building which is only open between the end of July until September. One of the most renowned features in the Royal Palace is the ceiling and chandelier in the Mirror Room which is covered with the wing cases of 1.4 million Thai jewel beetles and is referred to as "Heaven of Delight." Other aspects to look out for are The Grand Stair Case, The Large White Room and the Royal Palace Flowers.

Brussels Travel Guide

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