The imposing Halle Gate has dominated the capital since the 14th century. Today, this last vestige of the second city wall is used as a museum, but it has had many functions over the centuries (prison, archive, etc.). In 1847, the Halle Gate officially became the Royal Museum of Armour, Antiquities and Ethnology, but the outdated layout of the building made it difficult for visitors to access. The city gate finally took its final shape in 1860, following the work of the architect H. Beyaert… Today, by means of various historical and archaeological objects, a museum circuit tells the story of the time when Brussels was a fortified city. At the top of the monument, the crenellated rampart offers a 360° view of the capital.


Address: Halle Gate, Boulevard du Midi 150, 1000 Bruxelles

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Opening hours:

Monday-Thursday: 9:30-17:00

Saturday-Sunday: 10.00-17.00

Closed on Fridays

Last entry: 16.00 (1 hour before closing)