Congress ColumnCurrently Open
- Address: Place du Congrès, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium, Brussels
- 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.
- 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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You can see a great scene of the city from this place.
Beautiful sight, especially in the late evening hours when you can still admire it fully, but the torches alight in front of it already giving it a more historical feel.
Beautiful monument and also a great view of Brussels
Place very nearby to royal palace ...It gives u balcony kind of view of a city wid breeze of fresh air..Can enjoy sun set too :)
The monument is extremely beautiful and impressive, although there is no information in English about it whatsoever. It's a shame, I was very curious to inform myself about the purpose of those majestic lions and the ever burning flame.