Congress Column12 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Place du Congrès, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium, Brussels
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 00:15 Mins
- Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Monument, Statue, Square, Family And Kids
Inspired by Tranjan’s Column in Rome, statesman Charles Rogier commissioned this 47 metre high column and statue of King Leopold I. The purpose was to commemorate the the creation of the Constitution by the National Congress in 1831. The statues at the column’s base are of three dignitaries, representing the four freedoms guaranteed by the Belgian constitution:
- Liberty of Union by Charles Fraikin
- Liberty of Worship by Eugène Simonis
- Liberty of the Press and the Liberty of Education both by Joseph Geefs
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At the foot of the column is the Belgian Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, commemorating the Belgian casualties of World War I.
How to Reach Congress Column
- IC, ICT, P, S1, S2, S3, S6, S8, S10 stop Gare de Bruxelles-Congrès
- Subway 1, 5 stop Gare Centrale
- Buses 29, 66, 71, 86, N04, N05, N06, N08, N09, N10, N11, N12, N13, N16, N18 stop Arenberg
- Tram 92, 93; Bus N04 stop Congres
- Subway 2, 6 stop Madou
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