Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert in Brussels

Saturday, 17 December 2022 - 11:00 am (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General, Shopping
Reading Time:  4 minutes

© flickr.com - William Murphy/cc-by-sa-2.0

© flickr.com – William Murphy/cc-by-sa-2.0

The Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries (French: Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, Dutch: Koninklijke Sint-Hubertusgalerijen) is an ensemble of three glazed shopping arcades in central Brussels, Belgium. It consists of the Galerie du Roi or Koningsgalerij (“King’s Gallery”), the Galerie de la Reine or Koninginnegalerij (“Queen’s Gallery”) and the Galerie des Princes or Prinsengalerij (“Princes’ Gallery”). The galleries were designed and built by the architect Jean-Pierre Cluysenaer between 1846 and 1847, and precede other famous 19th-century European shopping arcades, such as the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan and The Passage in Saint Petersburg. Like them, they have twin regular facades with distant origins in Vasari‘s long narrow street-like courtyard of the Uffizi in Florence, with glazed arched shopfronts separated by pilasters and two upper floors, all in an Italianate Cinquecento style, under an arched glass-paned roof with a delicate cast-iron framework. The complex was designated a historic monument in 1986.

The galleries are located in the block between the Rue du Marché aux Herbes/Grasmarkt and the Rue de la Montagne/Bergstraat to the south and east, the Rue d’Arenberg/Arenbergstraat and the Rue de l’Ecuyer/Schildknaapsstraat to the north, and the Rue des Dominicains/Predikherenstraat and the Rue des Bouchers/Beenhouwersstraat to the west. This site is served by Brussels Central Station.

South entrance © KoS/cc-by-sa-3.0 © ViktorEP/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Audrius Meskauskas/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Diego Delso/cc-by-sa-4.0 © flickr.com - William Murphy/cc-by-sa-2.0 King's Gallery © Donaldytong/cc-by-sa-3.0
<
>
© flickr.com - William Murphy/cc-by-sa-2.0
The Royal Galleries consist of two major sections, each more than 100 metres (330 feet) in length (respectively called the Galerie du Roi/Koningsgalerij, meaning “King’s Gallery”, and the Galerie de la Reine/Koninginnegalerij, meaning “Queen’s Gallery”), and a smaller side gallery (the Galerie des Princes/Prinsengalerij, meaning “Princes’ Gallery”). The main sections (King and Queen’s Gallery) are separated by a colonnade at the point where the Rue des Bouchers/Beenhouwersstraat crosses the gallery complex. At this point, there is a discontinuity in the straight perspective of the galleries. This “bend” was introduced purposefully in order to make the long perspective of the galleries, with its repetition of arches, pilasters and windows, less tedious.

  • The Galerie du Roip stretches from the Rue des Bouchers to the Rue d’Arenberg/Arenbergstraat. It notably houses the Royal Theatre of the Galleries.
  • The Galerie de la Reine, to the south, leads to the Rue du Marché aux Herbes/Grasmarkt, near the Grand-Place/Grote Markt (Brussels’ main square), and on the other side of this street begins the Horta Gallery. Its best known shops are Delvaux leather goods and Neuhaus chocolatier.
  • The Galerie des Princes is located perpendicularly between the Galerie du Roi and the Rue des Dominicains/Predikherenstraat.

Read more on Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, visit.brussels – Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Wikipedia Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




Recommended posts:

Share this post: (Please note data protection regulations before using buttons)

Theme Week Chile - Los Ángeles

Theme Week Chile - Los Ángeles

[caption id="attachment_164093" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Ignaciusvilla/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Los Ángeles is the capital of the province of Biobío, in the commune of the same name, in Bío Bío, in the center-south of Chile. It is located between the Laja and Bio Bío rivers. The population is at 187,000 inhabitants. The municipality ("comuna") of Los Ángeles has the highest absolute rural population of any Chilean municipality. Founded as Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles (Our Lady of the Ang...

[ read more ]

Brewer Street in London

Brewer Street in London

[caption id="attachment_240194" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Duke of Argyll © flickr.com - Pedro Szekely/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Brewer Street is a street in the Soho area, City of Westminster of central London, running for about 350 metres west to east from Glasshouse Street to Wardour Street. The street was developed in the late 17th century by the landowner Sir William Pulteney. It first appears on a map of 1664, and was built up over the following decades from east to west. The street is named aft...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Friuli Venezia Giulia - Gorizia

Theme Week Friuli Venezia Giulia - Gorizia

[caption id="attachment_223893" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Gorizia and the castle © T137[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Gorizia is a town and comune in northeastern Italy, in the autonomous region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. It is located at the foot of the Julian Alps, bordering Slovenia. It was the capital of the former Province of Gorizia and is a local center of tourism, industry, and commerce. Since 1947, a twin town of Nova Gorica has developed on the other side of the modern-day Italian–Slovenian border. The entire regi...

[ read more ]

Reims, in the heart of Champagne

Reims, in the heart of Champagne

[caption id="attachment_160598" align="aligncenter" width="590"] City Hall © Fryderyk[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Reims, a city in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France, lies 129 km (80 mi) east-northeast of Paris. Founded by the Gauls, it became a major city during the period of the Roman Empire. Reims played a prominent ceremonial role in French monarchical history as the traditional site of the crowning of the kings of France. The Cathedral of Reims (damaged by the Germans during the First World War but restored since...

[ read more ]

Re-opening of the Bolshoi Theatre after the great renovation and restauration

Re-opening of the Bolshoi Theatre after the great renovation and restauration

[caption id="attachment_154153" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bolshoi Theatre 2011 © moscowjob.net - Alexey Vikhrov[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Bolshoi Theatre is a historic theatre in Moscow, Russia, designed by the architect Joseph Bové, which holds performances of ballet and opera. The Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Opera are amongst the oldest and greatest ballet and opera companies of the world, respectively. The theatre is the parent company of The Bolshoi Ballet Academy, a world-leading school of ballet. The company wa...

[ read more ]

The Rance Tidal Power Station

The Rance Tidal Power Station

[caption id="attachment_161221" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Aerial view: Saint-Malo on the right, Dinard on the left © Tswgb[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Rance Tidal Power Station is the world's first tidal power station and also the world's second biggest tidal power station. The facility is located on the estuary of the Rance River, in Brittany. Opened on the 26th November 1966, it is currently operated by Électricité de France, and is the second largest tidal power station in the world, in terms of installed capacity...

[ read more ]

Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv

Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv

[caption id="attachment_205925" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Avishai Teicher/cc-by-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Yitzhak Rabin Center is a library and research center in Tel Aviv, Israel, built in memory of assassinated Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin. The Yitzhak Rabin Center, designed by the Israeli architect, Moshe Safdie, sits on a hill commanding a panoramic view of Yarkon Park and Tel Aviv, near the Eretz Israel Museum, the Palmach Museum, Tel Aviv University and Beth Hatefutsoth. The inauguration c...

[ read more ]

House of Art in Munich

House of Art in Munich

[caption id="attachment_225009" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Rufus46/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Haus der Kunst (House of Art) is a non-collecting modern and contemporary art museum in Munich, Germany. It is located at Prinzregentenstraße 1 at the southern edge of the Englischer Garten, Munich's largest park. Despite being a non-collecting institution, Haus der Kunst has over the years received numerous works of art. In 2011, Haus der Kunst forged a partnership with the private Goetz Collection to co-curat...

[ read more ]

Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona

Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona

[caption id="attachment_235093" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Casa Amatller and Casa Batlló © Bernard Gagnon/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Passeig de Gràcia is one of the major avenues in Barcelona (Catalonia) and one of its most important shopping and business areas, containing several of the city's most celebrated pieces of architecture. It is located in the central part of Eixample, stretching from Plaça Catalunya to Carrer Gran de Gràcia. Passeig de Gràcia is regarded as the most expensive street in Barcelo...

[ read more ]

Waitemata Harbour in Auckland

Waitemata Harbour in Auckland

[caption id="attachment_218883" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Bengt Nyman/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Waitematā Harbour is the main access by sea to Auckland, New Zealand. For this reason it is often referred to as Auckland Harbour, despite the fact that it is one of two harbours adjoining the city. The harbour forms the northern and eastern coasts of the Auckland isthmus and is crossed by the Auckland Harbour Bridge. It is matched on the southern side of the city by the shallower waters of the Manuka...

[ read more ]

Return to TopReturn to Top
Conference House © Dmadeo/cc-by-sa-4.0
Staten Island in New York City

Staten Island is a borough of New York City, coextensive with Richmond County, in the U.S. state of New York....

Ghim Moh, a district of Queenstown © Chen Siyuan/cc-by-sa-4.0
Queenstown in Singapore

Queenstown is a planning area and satellite residential town situated on the south-westernmost fringe of the Central Region of Singapore....

Bacardi Building in Edgewater © Averette/cc-by-3.0
Miami Modern architecture (MiMo)

Miami Modernist architecture, or MiMo, is a regional style of architecture that developed in South Florida during the post-war period....

Schließen