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Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, the chic shopping spot, in the center of Brussels

Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, the chic shopping spot, in the center of Brussels

At the center of Brussels, the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert are deluxe shopping malls, covered with glass arcades, where chic shopping is kingpin.

Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, the chic shopping spot, in the center of Brussels

Everything began in 1830, when it became obvious that the Belgian capital truely deserved an elegant commercial spot worthy of the name. Architect Jean-Pierre Cluysenaer was commissioned to undertake this grandiose project, whose official inauguration took place on the 20th of June, 1847. Amongst the oldest in Europe, this commercial mall, comprises the gallery of the Queen, the one of the King and of the Princes.

Shopping session at the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

Having immediately become a strolling destination, that sustained different fashions, the main passage adopted a Renaissance style. Its 200-meters long are covered with a glass dome that allows daylight to pour in. One gains access to this monument from several streets, and the buzzing animation here is permanent.

Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert façade
Very well preserved, the facades are a true entertainment based on the myths of the Antiquity. © DR
Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert theater
Under the cupola, the comfortable theater has welcomed many international troops. © DR

Leading deluxe brands in the spotlight

Inside, window-displays rival in creativity : shoe stores, jewelers, chocolatiers, fine grocery shops, leather goods, bookstores and restaurants are all present. The public is also very keen to visit its art galleries or to assist to representations of plays in the theater it shelters, while the cinema offers a targeted program. A must-go in Brussels that combines all the pleasures…

Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert Neuhaus
Inventor of the Belgian praline, Neuhaus had to be present in this prestigious gallery. © DR

A place of memory, in homage to the elegance of Brussels