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  • Location:Brussels, Belgium
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Brussels Mysteries and Legends Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover the hidden treasures of Brussels on this half-day walking tour, and learn about the many symbols of secret societies like the Templars and the Illuminati that are spread all over the Belgian capital. Your guide will lead you to secret spots and old churches and tell you about the mysteries of Brussels' Grand Place and the old royal palace. Then enjoy a drink at the bar where famous Walloon painter Magritte found his inspiration.


  • Half-day walking tour in Brussels
  • Discover Brussels' hidden treasures
  • Learn about the history of the Freemasons, the Templars and the Illuminati
  • Visit Coudenberg, the site of a former royal palace
  • Multilingual guide will unravel Brussels' mysteries

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Brussels Mysteries and Legends Half-Day Walking Tour

Brussels Mysteries and Legends Half-Day Walking Tour
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Start your walking tour at Brussels' famous Grand Place. Why is it built this way? What does the figure 7 mean here? Learn the answers to these questions and more on this half-day historical adventure through the city.

Find the missing Zodiac sign on a building, and explore the history of the Freemasons in Brussels. Visit the grave of a Freemason at St Michael Cathedral, and look for signs of their legends and traditions in the colorful church windows.

Then, follow your knowledgeable guide uptown to the park across from Coudenberg, the former royal palace, where you’ll discover the meaning of hidden inscriptions. Learn about the underground city below the palace, and get to know the founder of the Templars, Godfried of Bouillon.

At the end of your tour, visit the bar where Rene Magritte, a famous Walloon painter, got his ideas and discussed his vision of art. Your walking tour will have made you thirsty, so relax at one of Magritte's favorite tables and enjoy a refreshing Belgium beer or soft drink.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Jan Swerts is a great guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed this walking tour of Brussels and saw lots more than we ever expected to. We had been on a three-hour bus tour the day before and had seen most of the major spots (from the bus) but Marc took us to some places that most tourists (and many locals) never get to see. It was informative and interesting. It was also a great chance to revisit places that we hadn't stopped at on the bus tour. We opted for a coffee instead of a beer and Marc's choice of cafe was great. His recommendation of the best place to buy Belgian chocolates was backed up with a taste of the very best chocolate ever... we even found our way back there afterwards to indulge in a small bag to take home. Well done Marc... great tour!

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2013

There was very little mysterious or legendary, but the tour was a nice walk through Brussels.

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2013

Private 1/2 day walking tour around Brussels. Tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable but I don't think it was worth the money.

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