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The sole remaining medieval city gate of Brussels shares the tale of its life and that of the fortified city. This last preserved relic will catapult you centuries back in time with its amazing stories of cunningly crafted plans and chance events, of alliances and conflicts.

An interactive tour through the striking rooms of the 14th century city gate will reveal how Brussels defended itself against external attacks during the Middle Ages and present the role that townspeople played in defence of their city. Visitors will gain a better understanding of the medieval city and its impact on present-day metropolitan Brussels by trying on a piece of armour, checking out models and short films, exploring multimedia activities or just simply admiring the beautiful selection of museum pieces.

And, the changing temporary exhibits on past and current life in the city are always a great reason to return to the Halle Gate. Best of all, the crenellated walkway around the top of the monument offers a spectacular view of the sprawling capital.

-> Commentary about the armour of the Archiduke Albert and his horse by Linda Wullus (curator Halle Gate)