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Illustrious Women of Brussels Tour

1 review | 9 travellers
This tour is a perfect choice, if you want to see another side of Brussels and rethink your way of seeing a history that is mostly told through men and their achievements. It's a lot of fun and good information that you get while following the guide and hearing about important women from the middle ages until today in fields like art, politics, education, and the role they played during war time. Definitely recommendable!
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

The capital of Belgium would not be the same without its great heroines. Discover some of Brussels' most distinguished female historical figures on this fascinating walking tour.

The capital of Belgium would not be the same without its great heroines. Discover some of Brussels' most distinguished female historical figures on this fascinating walking tour.

Illustrious Women of Brussels Tour

We'll start this tour of the famous women of Brussels by meeting at the indicated time on Rue Royale. At this point in the Belgian capital stood the Coudenberg Palace, where several queens exercised their power and left their mark.

After learning the history of these monarchs, we'll discover who were the city's main female brewers and chocolatiers. Brussels is also known for its prominence in the "ninth art," so we'll be sure to also discuss the most important Belgian artists in the world of comics.

The next stop will be the Mont des Arts. This historic space offers one of the most beautiful panoramic views of Brussels and is closely linked to the city's iconic Atomium, a monument created for the 1958 Universal Exposition whose success wouldn't have been possible without the distinguished work of great women.

We'll continue our tour of the Belgian capital in the historic center of Brussels, where we'll find the famous Manneken Pis. Rather than stopping in front of the famous statue of the urinating boy, we'll pause in front of the figure of Jeanneke Pis, a similar sculpture of a girl installed in 1987 that serves as its female counterpart.

The route will continue in front of the Royal Theatre of La Monnaie, connected to various revolutions of the 19th century. Here, we'll learn about the role women played in Belgium's independence and in both World Wars.

Finally, we'll make our way to Rue Neuve, where the tour will conclude after two hours of sightseeing. Before we say goodbye, howeer, we'll tell you about a hotel that was located on this street, the former Grand Hôtel de Saxe. Here once stayed the family of Karl Marx, whose daughters Laura, Eleanor and Jenny were also three important women in the history of Brussels.

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Price

Adults Children under 11 years old
Tour in English
US$ 15.10
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 15.10
  • Children under 11 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

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Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Physical: Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. Show more

Visual: Has measures for visual accessibility. Information in accessible formats.

Intellectual: Has measures for cognitive accessibility. Information in easy-to-read format. Signage with easily recognisable pictograms.

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Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The show represents local culture.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity promotes local production.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Pets

Permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 15.10

Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

Rue Royale 4

Rue Neuve

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Where does the activity end?

Rue Neuve