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New publication: The Mont des Arts

The issue 62 of Brussels, City of Art and History deals with the Mont des Arts.

At the end of the nineteenth century, the Montagne de la Cour (“Mount of the Court”), a neighbourhood in the medieval centre of Brussels, had to make way for an ambitious urban project. A Mont des Arts (“Mount of Arts”) was to be constructed here, a place where the young Belgian nation could showcase its economic, cultural and scientific achievements. The demolition of the district, with its narrow alleys and rich mansions, went smoothly. The reconstruction, however, took almost half a century to start. Only after World War II, the works began, and another twenty years went by before they were completed.

Read all about this fascinating history in our newest publication!

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