Situated on the imposing Mont des Arts with a broad vista over Brussels, SQUARE sits in the historical and cultural heart of the city, very close to the centre of European government.
The Mont des Arts is an area that today packs in a fine combination of culture, energy, business and leisure. Steeped in history, it was once a medieval palace for the Dukes of Brabant and then a centre of European power under the Hapsburgs where Belgium’s first sovereign took his oath in 1831.
Mont des Arts’ fortunes changed however and its wealthy streets were then transformed into a slum. Eventually, its dwellings were torn down and replaced with a park which played host to the “Exposition Universelle et Internationale”, a world exhibition, in 1910.
Ever-changing, the Mont des Arts was rebuilt in 1958, housing the Royal Library of Belgium and The Congress Centre of Brussels that it is today. Situated close to the European institutions, the Mont des Arts has come full circle, finding itself once again closely linked to the centre of power in Europe.
In SQUARE, you will enjoy 2 original frescoes by Magritte and Delvaux, 2 famous and renowned Belgian painters of the 20th century. During the renovation of SQUARE, these frescoes were kept as original.
All the side events will take place close by.