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The Congress Column (French: Colonne du Congrès, Dutch: Congreskolom) is a monumental column situated on the Place du Congrès/Congresplein in Brussels, Belgium, which commemorates the creation of the Constitution by the National Congress of 1830–1831. It was erected between 1850 and 1859, on the initiative of Charles Rogier according to a design by Joseph Poelaert, and was inspired by Trajan's Column in Rome. At the top of the column is a statue of Belgium's first monarch, King Leopold I, and the pedestal is surrounded by statues personifying the four freedoms guaranteed under the Constitution, while the Belgian Tomb of the Unknown Soldier lies at the foot of the column.
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Visit if you love to explore history
Great place to visit and see the recognition and remembrance for lives lost
The monument is extremely beautiful and impressive, although there is no information in English about it whatsoever. It's a shame, I was very curious to inform myself about the purpose of those majestic lions and the ever burning flame.
Beautiful view from terase.
Nice view over brussels
Very cool column with a lot of historical significance. There is a constant flame burning at the base of the column.
Nice view. Nice place to visit
I come by every day. Could be nice if there is a chair. The ground is very cold.
DOV:20Feb2014 'Congress Column ' is a historical monument built to celebrate the release of Belgian constitution. It's one of the tallest column u will see in Brussels. There is statue of 2 lions on the both sides of the column. Underneath the column one of the unidentified soldier who died in world war 2 was buried and there is tributes being offered for the same. Recommend a pause here when u walk through Brussels city.
Memorial of important milestone in Belgian history. Very cool tall column, surrounded by lions and infinity fire. Definitely worth visiting!