Palace of Charles of Lorraine
|Palace of Charles of Lorraine|
Front view of the Palace
|Address||Place du Musée / Museumplein 1|
|Town or city||B-1000 City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region|
The Palace of Charles of Lorraine (French: Palais de Charles de Lorraine, Dutch: Paleis van Karel van Lotharingen) is a neoclassical palace in Brussels, Belgium. It served as the residence of Charles Alexander of Lorraine, the Governor-General of what was then Austrian Netherlands from 1744 to 1780. The palace currently houses a museum.
Located on what is now the Museum Square, the palace lies atop the Coudenberg hill, not far from Place Royale/Koningsplein and the Mont des Arts/Kunstberg, as well as nearby institutions such as the Royal Palace of Brussels and the Royal Library of Belgium. This site is served by Brussels Central Station, as well as by the metro stations Parc/Park and Trône/Troon.
The construction of the Palace of Charles of Lorraine was started in 1757 on the place where the Palace of Nassau had stood, and of which only the Nassau Chapel was preserved. The palace counts five halls of which the interior is reminiscent of the Austrian Netherlands and the Bishopric of Liège in the 18th century.
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