Congress Column, Brussels

Congress Column, Brussels - Address

Address: Place du Congrès, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

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About Congress Column, Brussels

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 by Public Transport

  • 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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  • Memorial of important milestone in Belgian history. Very cool tall column, surrounded by lions and infinity fire. Definitely worth visiting!

  • DOV:20Feb2014 'Congress Column ' is a historical monument built to celebrate the release of Belgian constitution. It's one of the tallest column u will see in Brussels. There is statue of 2 lions on the both sides of the column. Underneath the column one of the unidentified soldier who died in world war 2 was buried and there is tributes being offered for the same. Recommend a pause here when u walk through Brussels city.

  • I come by every day. Could be nice if there is a chair. The ground is very cold.

  • Nice view. Nice place to visit

  • Historical site in center of the city of Brussels

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