The Royal Palace Brussels

Consisting of two 18th-century mansions joined together by King William I of Holland. It was Leopold II who extended it into a royal palace by designing a new facade combining the side pavilions by two symmetrical wings and a portico surmounted by a sculpted pediment. It houses the offices of the royal family and is open to the public in summer. When the national flag is flying on top of the palace it means the King is in Belgium.*

The Royal Palace Brussels

The Royal Palace Brussels

*From Brussels Guide – Collection ‘Beautiful Belgium’

8 Comments CherryPie on Sep 5th 2015

8 Responses to “The Royal Palace”

  1. Ayush says:

    fine head on views, CP. i like the gold and dark tones.

  2. Astrid says:

    We have not been here yet, maybe on out next visit to Brussels…. Love the pictures you show.

  3. I saw the outside only while I was there.
    Is it usually open to the public to visit like Windsor? ;)

  4. I am going to get a Scottish Lion Rampant that will only be flown when I am personally in residence. (Hopefully the local robbers will realise that my staff – sorry Dear – may still be at home).