Porte de Hal in Brussels

Named after the city of Halle, Porte de Hal was once used as a prison

Named after the city of Halle, Porte de Hal was once used as a prison | Photo credit: Bentuan/wikimedia

Porte de Hal Overview

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The Porte de Hal, also known as the Halle Gate is essentially the remnants of the second protected city wall of Brussels. The Porte de Hal was built in 1381 and has been named after the city of Halle which it faces. The Halle Gate is the only gate out of the six other gateways to have survived demolition since it was used as a prison.

Till this day the Porte de Hall remains one of the most significant historic buildings in Brussels and has now been converted into museum and is part of the Royal Museum for Art and History.

This museum is home to artefacts providing information on the history of fortifications in Brussels, temporary exhibition spaces and information about trade guilds in Brussels. If youメre keen you can also climb the fortresses 6th storey battlements.

  • Opening Closing Time 9:30 am to 5pm (Tuesday to Friday), 10 am to 5pm (Saturday and Sunday). The last entry is at 4:15pm.

  • Entrance Fee EUR 5 (adults), EUR 4 (children)

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Location

Near Brussels City Centre