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Galeries Royales Saint Hubert

Galeries Royales Saint Hubert © Audriusa
Galeries Royales Saint Hubert © Audriusa

Mall lovers everywhere should make a pilgrimage to the Galeries Royales Saint Hubert, the very first shopping arcade in Europe. Opened in 1847, the arcade became a draw card for the cream of 19th century society and today continues to inspire shoppers and browsers alike. People from across the globe, young and old, enjoy perusing here and everyone will find something to their taste.

The building itself is an architectural marvel: arcaded shop fronts across two floors are separated by pilasters, conceived in a Cinquecento style. The roof above is made of arched glass panes connected by a delicate cast-iron framework - very photogenic! In between the various shops you'll find cafes, restaurants, a theatre and even a cinema; with so much to see and do here, this attraction is family friendly and one the kids will enjoy too.

Address: Galerie du Roi 5, 1000 Bruxelles

Website: www.grsh.be/en

Telephone: (02) 545 09 90

Opening times: Varied times depending on stores. Check website for details.

Admission: Free