The top musea, monuments and parks
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An underground tour discovering the remains of the palace of Charles V. From the middle ages, a castle overlooked Brussels from Coudenberg hill. From the 12th century, the successive monarchs and their representatives transformed a small fortified castle into a sumptuous residential palace, one of the most beautiful palace of Europe and one of Charles V’s main residences.
Opened in June, 2009, the Magritte Museum displays works of the surrealist artist for which it is named. Located in the heart of Brussels at the Place Royale, the museum is housed in the neo-classical landmark Altenloh Hotel, superbly restored in 1984 with the generous support of the Franco-Belgian group GDF SUEZ and the Magritte Foundation, and operates as part of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Instantly popular, the museum welcomed over 500,000 visitors in its first year of operation.
Since 11 January 1992 the Musical Instruments Museum (now known as the 'mim') has been part of the Royal Museums of Art and History as Department IV.
District of arts and trade (and great restaurants)
We are pleased to be able to offer you this guide to one of the biggest museum institutions in Belgium. We hope that you will come and visit us and enjoy discovering or rediscovering the immense heritage that we manage and display for your enjoyment. For us, indeed, art and history are not dead and dusty subjects, but live and vital ones with which to pass leisure time pleasantly and instructively.