Porte de Hal Museum Tours

The Porte de Hal, or Halle Gate, is what remains of the city’s second fortified wall, making it one of the most historic structures in Brussels. Built to defend the capital city in 1381, it guarded the interior with a medieval drawbridge and moat. Though many of the other structures from this time period have since been destroyed, the Porte de Hal was used as a prison, thereby still standing and recalling an earlier age. The stonework and style of the gate’s tower still looks like it was lifted straight from the Middle Ages.

The museum goes into detail about the city’s fortification, history, and folklore. Various weapons and armor are on display, including the parade armor of the Archduke Albert of Austria. Here visitors can learn in depth about the trade guilds and battles that make up the history of Brussels. Three stories up a winding staircase take you to the Battlement, with panoramic views of the city. 

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The Porte de Hal is located in the city center, open Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm and on weekends from 10 am to 5 pm. Adult admission costs €5. The closest metro stop is fittingly called Porte de Hal.
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Address: Porte de Hal, Boulevard du Midi 150, Sint-Gillis, Belgium
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Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:30am-5pm Saturday-Sunday 10am-5pm
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Admission: Adult €5
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Halle Gate Entrance Ticket

Dating back to the 14th century, the Halle Gate is the final reminder of Brussels’ medieval history—and ranks among the city’s most important historic sites of interest. With this entry ticket, gain admission to the Halle Gate and explore at your own pace. Take an interactive tour through the corridors and hallways—with activities and 3-D animations for children—and learn how Brussels defended itself in the Middle Ages.
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The Brussels Card

Discover the spectacular city of Brussels with a Brussels Card to gain free admission to over 30 museums across the Belgian capital. Enjoy fantastic discounts at a selection of shops and restaurants and peruse the enthralling exhibitions of the city’s museums absolutely free; whether you want to enrich your knowledge of chocolate and comics or uncover the history of music and Magritte, there’s sure to be a museum in Brussels to suit your interests. Select from either a 24-, 48- or 72-hour card to suit your schedule.Upgrade your experience and opt for the Brussels Card with public transportation! When buying the public transportation ticket in combination with the Brussels Card, you save the normal 5-euro cost of issuing the transportation ticket. Your Brussels Card with public transportation also provides you, during 24, 48 or 72 hours, unlimited and free access to the Brussels public transportation: all tramways, subways and buses operated by the STIB/MIVB (official transport company of the Brussels Capital Region).
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