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Laeken Castle

Local name: Château de Laeken

The castle acts as the official residence of the King of Belgians. The royal properties also include other buildings and grounds, including a huge conservatory, a picturesque and extensive park, or several pavilions.

The castle was built in the second half of the eighteenth century. Originally, he was the summer residence of the Spanish Niederland Governors, Archduchess Maria Krystyna Austrian and her husband Albert. The current shape of the building dates from 1902, and received the rank of a royal estate after the accession to the throne of King Leopold I in 1831.

The green park surrounding the castle also includes lakes and a golf course. In addition, it includes pavilions, the most impressive of which are the Chinese Pavilion and the Japanese Tower. The first was built on the order of King Leopold II, and the second was created in connection with the world exhibition that took place in Paris in 1900.


Attractions inside

    Laeken Castle map
    Avenue du Parc Royal 1020 Brussels , Belgium