Halles de Schaerbeek


This 1901 former food market is a great example of glass and wrought-iron industrial architecture. It's been restored as a cultural centre and performance space.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Brussels attractions

1. Église Ste-Marie

0.09 MILES

Looking east along Rue Royale, your gaze is unavoidably drawn to this very distinctive octagonal 19th-century church in neo-Byzantine style, replete with…

2. Maison Autrique

0.27 MILES

This was the first building of note by Horta, commissioned by a friend and fellow mason in 1893. As per the brief, it shows little luxury or extravagance,…

3. Colonne du Congrès

0.74 MILES

Brussels’ 25m-tall version of Nelson’s Column is an 1850s monolith topped by a gilded statue of King Léopold I. It commemorates the Belgian constitution…

4. Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée

0.74 MILES

This centre offers a definitive and enjoyable overview of the country’s vibrant comic-strip culture. Even if you’re not excited by the ‘ninth art’, do…

5. Marc Sleen Museum

0.77 MILES

Set in a handsome mosaiced and tiled former newspaper office right opposite the Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée, this free museum explores the work of…

6. Église Notre-Dame du Finistère


To escape the lacklustre '70s architecture, meditate awhile in this 18th-century church whose baroque interior features a remarkable 1758 altarpiece, its…

7. Charlier Museum

0.87 MILES

A lesser sight on the Horta trail, this grand private house was remodelled and extended by the architect in 1893. It displays a rather stuffy collection…

8. FC de Kampioenen

0.89 MILES

This bright, dynamic mural features not a football club but a parade of characters based on a TV series that ran from 1990 to 2011. The show was turned…