The glazed shopping arcade of St . Hubert in Brussels

Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

Near the historic Grand Place in the center of Brussels you can find glazed shopping arcade of St. Hubert. The building is fairly inconspicuous from the outside, however, inside the passage is very stylish and luxurious chocolate shops create a unique atmosphere of the place.

 

Galeries Royales Saint - Hubert - This glazed shopping arcade of St. Hubert in Brussels is in a tradition point of view comparable to the passage of Vitoria Emanuele II in Milan, or the passages in St. Petersburg. The passage is divided into two main parts long after 100 meters. It is the Galerie du Roi, or a passage of the King, Galerie de la Reine, or a passage of the Queen and then a small passage Galeries des Princes.

 

The two main sections are separated by a colonnade, which is connected to the Rue des Bouchers. This street is known as street of gastronomic specialties and it is next tourist attractions of Brussels. The project of the Arcade was presented already in 1836 by Jean - Pierre Cluysenaer. The project was adopted as late as 1845. Construction began in May 6, 1846 and after 18 months, exactly 20 June 1847, the passage was opened with attendance King Leopold and his two sons. It measures 213 meters and originally were used names of each part of the passage. Name of the arcade - Sain - Hubert began to be used from 1965.

 

Currently, arcade features especially stylish fashion shops and popular shops with typical Belgian chocolate. Passage of St. Hubert is certainly a good place to buy Brussels chocolates and other original gifts.

10.5.2008 | yorkka | Cities |
Arcade of St . Hubert in Brussels
Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
Arcade of St . Hubert in Brussels
Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
Arcade of St . Hubert in Brussels
Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
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