Palace of Charles of Lorraine

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Palace of Charles of Lorraine
Palais de Charles de Lorraine  (French)
Paleis van Karel van Lotharingen  (Dutch)
Brussels Palace of Charles of Lorraine 02.jpg
Front view of the Palace
Palace of Charles of Lorraine is located in Brussels
Palace of Charles of Lorraine
Location within Brussels
General information
TypePalace
Architectural styleNeoclassical
Town or cityCity of Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region
CountryBelgium
Construction started1757 (1757)

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, Governor-General of the Austrian Netherlands from 1744 to 1780, and currently houses a museum.

Located on the Museum Square, near the Place Royale/Koningsplein, this site is served by the Brussels Central Station, as well as by the metro stations Parc/Park and Trône/Troon.

History[edit]

The construction 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.

Since 2001, the palace has been listed as a protected monument.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bruxelles Pentagone - Palais de Charles de Lorraine, Chapelle Royale Protestante et Palais de l\'Industrie Nationale - Place du Musée 1 - Mont des Arts 24 - FAULTE J." www.irismonument.be. Retrieved 2019-05-30.

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Coordinates: 50°50′35″N 4°21′26″E / 50.8431°N 4.3572°E / 50.8431; 4.3572