Porte De HalCurrently Closed
- Address: Porte de Hal, Boulevard du Midi 150, 1060 Sint-Gillis, Belgium, Brussels
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +32-25341518
- Ticket Price: 5 EUR
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids
This fairy-tale like tower used to be a 14th century medieval city gate on the second walls of Brussels. Others of its kind have all been destroyed, but this one found use as a prison, customs house, grain store, and even a church at one point. Today it is a museum, part of the Royal Museums for Art and History. The museum’s exhibits are about the history of the building, the history of defending Brussels, a collection of arms and armour, and the role of trade guilds in the city. The cherry on the literal top of the cake is access to the battlements at the top of the tower, from where you may take in some great panorama of Brussels. Also check out the mysterious looking cone shaped room on the roof. Each of these highlights are on a different floor.
- EUR 4 for groups of 15+, senior citizens.
- EUR 1.5 for 6-25 years old, unemployed and handicapped.
- Free for under 6.
- Free on first Wednesday of the month after 1pm.
- Closed at 2pm on 24th and 31st December.
- Subway 2, 6; Trams 3, 4, 51 stop Hallepoort.
- Buses 27, 48, 123, 136, 137, 365a, W stop Saint-Gilles Porte de Hal.
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1.28% of people who visit Brussels include Porte De Hal in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
56.25% of people start their Porte De Hal visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Porte De Hal
93.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Porte De Hal
You will like this place if you are into medieval history. This is the old city gate tower. Inside you will find a small exposition re medieval. There are a few activities for kids. No wifi. Plus, there is a good side view on the top of the tower
Nice views from the top and some interesting architecture inside. Quite a small museum, but there some interesting stuff. The notes for the exhibits are not in English though
Really well kept keep. The museum inside is relatively small but tells a lot of the city's history, especially with regards to the walls and guilds. The keep is almost fully available and usually hosts temporary museums as well.
Small but beautiful park with a great monument that was the old gate to enter the city of Brussels in the middle age!
A great spot to explore when visiting Brussels, good for spending half a day learning something new of the cultures of old. You get a pair of earphones and there are spots all over the place that you "scan" and listen to the narrator describe the history of all the relics and paintings on display. Be sure to explore from the basement to the very top.