The Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries (French: Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, Dutch: Koninklijke Sint-Hubertusgalerijen) are an ensemble of glazed shopping arcades in central Brussels, Belgium. Designed and built by architect Jean-Pierre Cluysenaer between 1846 and 1847, they precede other famous 19th-century European shopping arcades such as the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan (Italy) and The Passage in St Petersburg (Russia). Like them, they have twin regular facades with distant origins in Vasari's long narrow street-like courtyard of the Uffizi in Florence, with glazed arched shopfronts separated by pilasters and two upper floors, all in an Italianate Cinquecento style, under an arched glass-paned roof with a delicate cast-iron framework.
The galleries were designed by the young architect Jean-Pierre Cluysenaer, who determined to sweep away a warren of ill-lit alleyways between Rue du Marché aux Herbes/Grasmarkt and Rue Montagne aux Herbes Potagères/Warmoesberg and replace a sordid space where the bourgeoisie scarcely ventured into with a covered shopping arcade more than 200 m (660 ft) in length. His idea, conceived in 1836, was finally authorised in February 1845. The partnership Société des Galeries Saint-Hubert, in which the banker Jean-André Demot took an interest, was established by the summer, but nine years were required to disentangle all the property rights, assembled by rights of eminent domain, during a process that caused one property owner to die of a stroke and a barber, it was said, slit his throat as the adjacent house came down.
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Christine Franco | Feb 18, 2018
Very clean, charming and perfectly located hotel. It felt like an apartment which was cozy but modern. Towel warmers in the bathroom and a luxurious bathtub. The toilet had a separate room away from the bedroom which was appreciated not like some hotels with the bathroom 3 ft from the bed.
remarchezini | Feb 24, 2018
The Gallery Hubert or Galerie du Roi & Galerie de la Reine is too close from the Grand Place in Brussels. A wonderful place with a lot of famous stores to shop best quality chocolates, broads, ice cream, leader and so cute souvenirs! You can have one delicious pause for coffee&bread on Le Pain Quotidien!
Benjamin Brown | Jan 18, 2018
There's no way you'll miss this gallery when walking by. Is stunning, and filled with many shops of delicacies. It's nice to just stroll along and window shop the many chocolate shops, smell the bread from the bakeries, and just have a good time.
Roypim Vichitphorn | Feb 3, 2018
Beautiful old buildings and architecture. It's an attraction so as cafe abd sweet destination. Good to see if you like interior and architecture. Close to all attractions. It's destination for sweets,breakfast and afternoon tea.
Cristina Jimenez | Feb 19, 2018
Really beautiful galeries. It has some similarities with the ones in Milano. The oldest and nicest chocolate shops are located here.
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