Broebelaere and Mont of Cinquantenaire

 © Madeleine Cools
© Madeleine Cools

It is a rather curious site in Brussels! A rare vestige of the eighteenth century, visible on the Ferraris map of 1777, it was originally a hunting lodge built at a time when Etterbeek was nothing but fields, woods and copses. The pavilion was later converted into a residence in the Palladian style.  With its large front garden and classic-looking building, the property stands in stark contrast to the streets lined with façades in the Leopold style.

The back garden was long an orchard bordered by very old walls. It still exudes the strange and mysterious atmosphere of bygone centuries. It is now home to various semi-natural environments that are rich in biodiversity. Opposite the property, on the other side of Chaussée Saint-Pierre, you will find a unique feature in Brussels: a grand urban flight of steps with a Parisian feel running up to the Cinquantenaire embankment, with a gem of ‘Streamline Moderne’ architecture at no 4.



Sunday, June 30, 2024
Type of visit
Guided visit
14:00 > 18:00
Chaussée de Saint-Pierre, 283
1040 Brussels