This voyage of discovery takes you on a trail featuring many intriguing signs and symbols with hidden meanings. Some can found outdoors but others are secreted in churches, temples and underground spaces.
Gain a whole new perspective on Brussels’ famous piazza – the Grand Place. Does this magnificent feature contain hidden messages? If so what? Learn the answers to these questions and more on this half-day historical adventure.
Visit a Freemason’s grave in St-Michael Cathedral, and search for meaningful symbols in the church windows. Stop by the former Royal Palace and learn more about its secrets.
Wind up an enthralling walk through the city with an authentic Belgian drink in René Magritte’s favorite bar. And expect a touch of real magic before the tour is over!
01 Apr - 31 Oct: Sunday
Grand Place 21, 1000 Brussels - in front of Godiva Chocolate Store.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. .
The activity ends at the starting point.
See another side of the Belgian capital on the Brussels Mysteries and Legends Walking Tour. To join the excursion make your way to the Godiva chocolate store, Grand Place 22, 1000 Brussels, where you will meet your escort. During this half-day tour you will explore mystical, magical, surreal and esoteric aspects of Brussels related to the Freemasons, Templars and Illuminati. Before leaving the Grand Place your guide will point out some intriguing features of this famous Brussels piazza. Why is it built this way? What does the figure 7 mean here? Find the missing Zodiac sign on a building, and explore the history of the Freemasons in Brussels. Freemasonry was particularly important in the city in the 18th century, with Masons frequently coming from noble families. Visit the grave of a Freemason at St Michael Cathedral, and look for Masonic symbols in the colorful church windows. The tour then takes you uptown and into a park near the former Royal Palace of Coudenberg. Here you will find more signs, and can decipher the secret meanings of inscriptions with the help of your guide. Learn about the hidden city below the Palace, and hear about the founder of the Templars, Godfried of Bouillion. The last stop on your tour is the bar where René Magritte, a famous Flemish painter, got his ideas and discussed his vision of art. Your walk will have given you an appetite, so sit back and enjoy a drink. You should also prepare for a special surprise. This excursion includes some real magic… all will be revealed on the day! The half-day tour ends back at the Grand Place.
The voucher remains valid for one year. If you miss one tour, you can still join the next tour.
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