Discover the hidden treasures of Brussels on this half-day walking tour, and learn about the many symbols of secret societies like the Templars and the Illuminati that are spread all over the Belgian capital. Your guide will lead you to secret spots and old churches and tell you about the mysteries of Brussels' Grand Place and the old royal palace. Then enjoy a drink at the bar where famous Walloon painter Magritte found his inspiration.
Start your walking tour at Brussels' famous Grand Place. Why is it built this way? What does the figure 7 mean here? Learn the answers to these questions and more on this half-day historical adventure through the city. Find the missing Zodiac sign on a building, and explore the history of the Freemasons in Brussels. Visit the grave of a Freemason at St Michael Cathedral, and look for signs of their legends and traditions in the colorful church windows. Then, follow your knowledgeable guide uptown to the park across from Coudenberg, the former royal palace, where you’ll discover the meaning of hidden inscriptions. Learn about the underground city below the palace, and get to know the founder of the Templars, Godfried of Bouillon. At the end of your tour, visit the bar where Rene Magritte, a famous Walloon painter, got his ideas and discussed his vision of art. Your walking tour will have made you thirsty, so relax at one of Magritte's favorite tables and enjoy a refreshing Belgium beer or soft drink.