Galeries Saint-Hubert/Sint-Huburtus Galerien

Galeries Saint-Hubert/Sint-Huburtus Galerien
(between Rue Marché aux Herbes and Rue de L'Écuyer)
   A covered promenade lined with exclusive cafés, boutiques, and restaurants, the Galeries Saint-Hubert were designed by Jean-Pierre Cluysenaar (1811-1880). The foundation stone was laid by King Leopold I in May 1846 and the arcade was inaugurated by the king on 20 June 1847. At that time, they constituted the first in Europe and the longest shopping arcade in the world (213 m/233 yds.) The galeries comprise the Galerie du Roi, the Galerie de la Reine, and the smaller Galerie des Princes, which was a later addition.

Historical Dictionary of Brussels. .

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