Congress Column

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  • Address: Place du Congrès, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium, Brussels
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • 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
  • Liberty of the Press'

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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  • Congress Column Address: Place du Congrès, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium, Brussels
  • Congress Column Timing: 24-hrs
  • Congress Column Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Congress Column(preferred time): 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Congress Column: 00:15 Mins
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  • Behind the Congress colonne you have a large platform with a nice view on the North of Brussels. Worth the trek up the hill from the central station to enjoy the view, quite open and spacious area

  • Behind the Congress colonne you have a large platform with a beautiful view on the North of Brussels

  • Great place to visit, nice area in general.

  • It was nice I like it

  • Beautiful, even more in the snow.

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