An underground tour discovering the palace of Charles V.

Once upon a time, the Coudenberg Palace towered over the city of Brussels. Charles V and many other of the most powerful rulers ever to reign in Europe made this princely residence their home between the 12th and 18th centuries, until it was consumed by a terrible fire. Every trace of this prestigious palace simply disappeared underground for many years.

Today, however, these ruins constitute a fascinating archeological site incorporating a network of underground passages and chambers.

When you visit it you can explore the principal buildings of the palace and enjoy a stroll along the Rue Isabelle, which is now underground.
  • Train: Central Station • Metro: stations Gare Centrale, Parc, Trône, Porte de Namur • Tram: 92, 93 (Royale, Palais) • Bus: 27, 38, 71, 95 (Royale) • Parking: place des Palais, Grand Sablon, parking Albertine (rue des Sols), place du Trône and rue Ducale
    Tourist buses: Parking Rue Ducale.
  • 1,5 Parc/Park