The Place Royale (French, "Royal Square") or Koningsplein (Dutch, "King's Square") is a historic square near the center of Brussels, Belgium.
The square itself is built on the former site of the BaliŽnplein, which was the main market square adjacent to the former palace of Coudenberg. The palace burned down, however, during a fire that took much of the original royal complex on the night of February 3, 1731. Construction of the new buildings around the square took from 1773 to 1780, using the design of French architect Barnabť Guimard, who received that commission in 1769. The square is almost an exact replica of the Place Royale in Reims.
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- Copyright: Fred Hendrickx (maxifred) (2409)
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- Date Taken: 2013-01-30
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
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- Date Submitted: 2013-01-31 19:54