Parc du Cinquantenaire

Parc du Cinquantenaire information

Location
Brussels , Belgium
Address
Rue de la Loi & Rue Belliard
Getting there
Underground Rail: Mérode
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Parc du Cinquantenaire was built during Léopold II's reign. It's best known for its cluster of museums - art, history, military and motor vehicles - that house an incredible 350,000 artefacts from all continents. We love the fine jewellery and cult of the dead funerary gifts from the Merovingian civilization. There is also the massive Arcade du Cinquantenaire, a triumphal arch built in 1880 to celebrate 50 years of Belgian independence. In summer, this area is put to good use with a popular drive-in cinema.

The Royal Art and History Museums in the southern wing of the Cinquantenaire buildings are chock-a-block with antiquities from all over the world.

Autoworld, in the northern building, has a huge collection of vintage cars, both local and international. With over 400 vehicles on display, it's one of the biggest such ensembles in Europe.