Coudenberg Palace

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: Brussels - Gare Centrale / Central Station
    • Metro: Gare Centrale, Parc (lines 1, 5), Trône, Porte de Namur (lines 2, 6)
    • 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.
  • Parc (1, 5) Trône , Porte de Namur (2, 6)
  • 92, 93 (Royale, Palais)

The impressive Coudenberg Palace, once the residence of Charles V, reveals its ruins in a fascinating underground tour! Taking the train there is a truly enchanting way to explore these timeless archaeological remains.
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