Brussels Park

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Parc de Bruxelles (French)
Warandepark (Dutch)
Brussels Park in summer 2007 1.JPG
Type Public park
Location Brussels, Belgium
Coordinates 50°50′41″N 4°21′49″E / 50.8446°N 4.3637°E / 50.8446; 4.3637Coordinates: 50°50′41″N 4°21′49″E / 50.8446°N 4.3637°E / 50.8446; 4.3637
Area 13.1 ha (32 acres)
Created 1776-1783
Public transit access Park metro station

Parc de Bruxelles (French) or About this sound Warandepark  (Dutch), is the largest urban public park in the center of Brussels. The area of the rectangular park is 13.1 ha (32 acres).[1] It is surrounded by the Royal Palace of Brussels, the Belgian parliament and the United States embassy. In the summer, free parties are organized every weekend in the heart of this park. The park is served by Park metro station on line 1 & 5 of the Brussels metro.

History and outline[edit]

The park was created between 1776 and 1783 on the site of the gardens of the former Coudenberg palace. The park was designed in a neoclassicist, geometric style by Gilles-Barnabé Guimard and Joachim Zinner. Its main entrance is on the north side, opposite the Belgian House of Parliament. An avenue leads to the main pond, from which three other avenues offer views of three important places in Brussels: the Palace of Justice, the Royal Palace and the Place du Trône (Troonplein). The park is surrounded by a double row of lime trees and a monumental fence designed by Tilman-François Suys. The park was most recently renovated between 2000 and 2002.[1]

Buildings and monuments[edit]

The Brussels Park is home to several public buildings and monuments:[1]

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