28 Jun 2016

BRUSSELS CENTRAL STATION

Brussels Central Station is located in the heart of Brussels, from where you can easily walk to the Grand'Place and also to the main museums.

Victor Horta (the key European Art Nouveau architect) was awarded the design of the Central Station building complex in 1910. He finished the initial version in 1912. However work was halted by the First World War. Financial constraints limited work after the war, and in 1927 the government suspended the project altogether. In 1935 a new office dedicated to the project was set up and work resumed. The Central Station was planned as a hub in the connection. However, the Second World War slowed construction again. The interruptions and delays to construction left large areas filled with debris and craters for decades. The station was finally completed in October 1952 based on a modified design by Victor Horta.







The inside is very beautiful



The Hilton Hotel is just opposite the entrance of the station



The way to the Grand'Place and the center of Brussels


A little park on the other side of the street.



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9 comments:

Klara said...

informative post. I actually don't have a single photo from the interior of the central station.

diane b said...

It is a beautiful station and the are also looks lovely.

Lady Fi said...

What a lovely station.

Andrew said...

The station is splendid. What is the suspended pathway thing in fourth and fifth photos?

Fun60 said...

It has a number of interesting features.

TheChieftess said...

I haven't been to Brussels yet...perhaps the next Europe trip!!!

Loree said...

The architecture is quite stunning.

Linda said...

Fascinating post and beautiful photos!

Linens and Royals said...

A beautiful station but my 2 hours in Brussels went by so fast I hardly remember it and I took no photos.