|2008||Tentative list||Submitted as tentative site by State Party|Clyde (Malta):
I live in Belgium and visited this tentative site several times. It's very close to the Grand Place. Worth a visit especially for the divine Belgian Chocolate shop inside but it does not merit a WHS status in my opinion. Milan's Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is much more impressive and still doesn't deserve a WHS status.
Date posted: February 2013 Ian Cade (England):
Apparently Galerie St Hubert was the first shopping gallery in Europe and it is rather nice. I have been to other and better examples around Europe but this is certainly a nice diversion just around the corner from le Grand Place. I wouldn’t say I was massively impressed by the shops though, and some of the surround streets show Brussels at its worst; the Belgian and EU capital, still disappoints me each time I visit, despite the wealth of attractions it has, it always seems to be much less than the sum of its parts. The gallery is a worthwhile detour, however the best attraction is the unpretentious and delicious Bistro Arcadi at the end furthest from la Grand Place, whilst across the road a la Mort Subite has a wonderful selection of Belgium’s finest product, beer.
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Date posted: April 2012 Jakob (Germany):
The Galeries Royales are filled with expensive chocolate and designer stores, but the glass construction is amazing
Date posted: October 2009
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