Rue Royale, Brussels

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A view along the Rue Royale in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode facing the Église Royale Sainte-Marie in neighboring Schaerbeek.

Rue Royale (French) or Koningsstraat (Dutch) is a street in Brussels, Belgium, running through the municipalities of Schaerbeek, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode and the City of Brussels. It is limited to the south by the Place Royale in the city center and to the north by Place de la Reine/Koninginplein in Schaerbeek. Several places of interest lie along the Rue Royale, for instance the Royal Palace of Brussels, the Centre for Fine Arts, the Brussels Park, the Congress Column, the Botanical Garden of Brussels, the Botanique concert hall and St. Mary's Royal Church.

Two Brussels Metro stations can be accessed from Rue Royale: Park metro station and Botanique/Kruidtuin metro station. The street is continued to the north by the Rue Royale Sainte-Marie and to the south by the Rue de la Régence. It has a crossing with the small ring road at the Botanique crossroad. Many companies have offices on Rue Royale, for instance Accenture and Fortis. The French-speaking Community of Belgium also has offices on Rue Royale.

Leopold II[edit]

In November 1902, King Leopold II was attacked by Gennaro Rubino and escaped death. However his Grand Marshall, Count Charles d'Oultremont was almost killed.

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Coordinates: 50°51′01″N 4°21′51″E / 50.85028°N 4.36417°E / 50.85028; 4.36417