Palace of Charles of Lorraine, Brussels

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The Palace of Charles of Lorraine (French: Palais de Charles de Lorraine, Dutch: Paleis van Karel van Lotharingen) is a neoclassical palace in Brussels, Belgium. It served as the residence of Charles Alexander of Lorraine, the Governor-General of what was then Austrian Netherlands from 1744 to 1780. The palace currently houses a museum.

Located on what is now the Museum Square, the palace lies atop the Coudenberg hill, not far from Place Royale/Koningsplein and the Mont des Arts/Kunstberg, as well as nearby institutions such as the Royal Palace of Brussels and the Royal Library of Belgium. This site is served by Brussels Central Station, as well as by the metro stations Parc/Park and Trône/Troon.
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  • Charles de Lorraine was a popular Governor-General of the Austrian Netherlands long before Belgium existed as a state (1744 -1780). What remains of his palace in Brussels has been carefully restored.....  more »
  • Open only on every 1st Saturday of the month from 10 am to 5 pm. You'll find it near the Musical instruments museum, Monts des Arts and Magritte museum. It says Protestant Church of Brussels near the....  more »
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