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From the variety of cultural venues to the complexity of its architecture, Place Flagey is a must-see spot in Brussels. We’ve rounded up the best things to see and do in the area.
This Art Deco-style building was one of the first broadcasting buildings in Europe that witnessed some of the most important moments of the national media. In the 1930s, Flagey was used as the headquarters of the National Institute for Radio Broadcasting (NIR), which for more than 30 years was the audiovisual center of excellence. Today, Flagey continues to serve as a meeting point for culture lovers, as it houses the Flagey Arts Centre. Here, artists can exchange ideas and work together and others can come to appreciate a diverse cultural programming that includes film festivals, music concerts and much more.
Flagey Arts Centre, Rue du Belvédère 23, Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 641 10 13
Situated just in front of Place Flagey, the Ixelles ponds are not hard to miss. The surrounding area is perfect for jogging, walking and relaxation and serves as the spot for the weekly market.
Finding a creative dance and music academy in Place Flagey is possible; Yantra has more than 10 innovative dance styles and also offers music classes to match the diversity of its lessons. This place is more than just a conventional academy; it is also a community that pioneers self-expression with no age limit.
Founded in 1927, La Cambre, originally known as the Higher Institute of Decorative Arts, is a place to be explored. The organization seamlessly combines nature and art. Versatile, the space also hosts beautiful buildings like the abbey, which was initially created by a Belgian lady in 1201, rebuilt in the 16th century after the Wars of Religion and expanded in the 18th century. History, cultural heritage, and much more can be found in this space along with beautiful and vast gardens with natural artistic shapes. It’s a perfect spot for picnics during the summer and a great area to go for a walk or participate in outdoor activities.
La Cambre, 21 Abbaye de La Cambre, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 640 96 93
An innovative menu and affordable prices are just a sample of what you can find at the restaurant locals hail as the best near Place Flagey. L’Autre Grain’s interior, which includes an open kitchen to view its tasty dishes, provides a cozy and welcoming energy. This is perfect for a romantic dinner or a relaxed evening in the company of friends.
L’autre Grain, Chaussée de Vleurgat 9, Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 648 88 60
The Marni Theatre is more than a conventional theater; its dimensions and inspirations make it a complete house for the arts that combines activities for all ages, artistic perspectives and budgets. From jazz concerts to contemporary dance exhibitions and theater performances, every week you will find diverse options in which quality is granted.
Théâtre Marni, Rue de Vergnies 25, Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium, +32 2 639 09 80