The Bortier Gallery (French: Galerie Bortier, Dutch: Bortiergalerij) is a shopping arcade designed by Jean-Pierre Cluysenaer. It was constructed in 1847 and opened in the following year. It is situated in the centre of the City of Brussels between the Mont des Arts/Kunstberg and the Grand Place/Grote Markt, not far from the more monumental Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries. Proprietor is the City of Brussels and it is managed by its Land Administration services. The gallery is built in a Neo-Renaissance style and is a fine example of the joint use of cast iron and glass.
Originally, the mall was a part of the Marché de la Madeleine/Magdalenamarkt complex, a covered market also designed by Cluysenaer. The facade on the rue de la Madeleine in a Flemish baroque style antedates the construction of the mall behind it. This front dates from 1763 and was recuperated from the Hôtel des Grandes Messageries a town house situated at that site.
david recendez | Feb 7, 2018
Place is beautiful I was there for 2 days and man was it beautiful. Also i was there during summer and it was freezing so for us Americans if we traveling there do bring warm gear because it does get cold.
Heather McCullough | Jan 2, 2018
Mont De Arts is a wonderful garden view to relax after you have traversed the Sablon area of Brussels. While in the Spring the garden is full of flowers and hedges, it is just as nice to sit and people watch or take a break from your day.
Pedro Manuel Rodríguez Valverde | Mar 1, 2018
One of my favourite places in Brussels to have lunch with my mates. Nice views of the city center and such a good offer to eat in Galerie Ravenstein, next to it.
Martin Mathias Huber | Nov 13, 2017
Very big and spacious place. Feel good and comfy to have a walk here. Also, you can have one of the great views of Brussels.
Dana Stefan | Oct 23, 2017
Wonderful place to admire the panorama, beautiful both during the day and at night. The experience is usually enhanced by street performers. Perfect to just grab a beer and relax while enjoying the view.
Apoorva Sheshagiri | Mar 14, 2018
Pretty good view from the place! One end there's the grand place tower and a park. Other end there are multiple museums and cafes to look out for. The road curves in a way that you can see the entire street from a single point. This elevated part of the city gives an upper deck view of the entire park.
René Serrano | Mar 29, 2018
One of the best view of Bruxelles. A great place to see the downtown and start to walk around.
Buddhima Kudagama | Mar 22, 2018
A beautiful place to seee.. and also you can have sweetest waffelles here.
mxxx mxx | May 5, 2018
Nice place to chill on sunny day.
Tang Li | Apr 18, 2018
A great place in the city centre for relaxation, eating lunch, taking photos of city skyline and basking under the warm summer sun
Vivek Shukla | May 6, 2018
Really nice place. The art is really modern and place is very lively.
Cody Denton | May 13, 2018
This was a really beautiful place. I went there with my friends at night and the lights shining down on the garden was awesome. The statutes were really cool. There were ground squirrels chasing each other and it was super aesthetic. The only down fall of this place was that there was trash on the stairs.
Daniela Hernandez | May 20, 2018
Great view of the city of Brussels!! And nice stop for pictures and resting a little
journei antonidas | Jun 2, 2018
Nice area for the arts including a beautiful park and some cafes and restaurants. There are several museums in the area and the Royal Place is near by. The surronding area is the Sablon District. There are free walking tours that meet and start at Mont des Arts. There is nice musical instrument museum in and old Art Nouveau building close as well. There is a cafe at the top you can go to without paying the museum fee. It has a good view of the area.
Panagiotis Chatzimichail | May 22, 2018
Nice place for photos of Grand Place tower, nice to have a drink at the parc, while near by you got the Museum of Music, Bozar, Royal square, Museums and nice cafes.
Michelle Stern Webber | Jun 21, 2018
My favourite spot to chill, sit on the steps or deckchairs, look at the stunning gardens and view ahead, listen to various musicians and watch the world go by. Added bonus of a bar or two near by! Love the vibe here.
Florian De Schepper | Jun 9, 2018
Great view over Brussels, beautiful park, oftentimes some buskers are playing. Really central, next to the central station, tons of musuems and the national library.
Ahmad Matahen | Aug 18, 2018
Large area tourists pass by very frequently. For us, we were there welcoming the Belgian team after World cup 2018 - there was a large screen we didn't need to get close to congested places and we could see everything from this area. A nice place to take pictures in case you're coming for a quick visit.
Sarah Cattan | Jul 18, 2018
Very nice view from the royal square. I expected the colors from the garden to be a little bit brighter. But in general, it's a nice place to be a round for a while if you are in Brussels. Also it's close to a lot of museums.
Md Shamsul Alam | Aug 16, 2018
Amazing place! If possible, try to visit at night or evening too. That will give you an exceptional view.
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