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Brussels Parks & Wildlife

The charming city of Brussels is one of the greenest cities in the European continent, with about 8,000 hectares of green spaces, thanks to its geographical geographical location.

Brussels city has no shortage of parks and green spaces where one can relax, walk and de-stress.

The parks are artistically designed by famous architects and attract tourists and locals. Parks like Cinquantenaire Park, Brussels Park, and Josaphat Park etc. are packed with various trees, plants and statues. These parks provide a welcome respite from noise and pollution.

Garden of the Petit Sablon (Tuin van de Kleine Zavel)
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Garden of the Petit Sablon (Tuin van de Kleine Zavel)

The Garden of the Petit Sablon (French: Jardin du Petit Sablon) is a serene park located inside the Sablon neighbourhood. The garden, created by the architect Henri Beyaert, was inaugurated in 1890. It is surrounded by an iron fence punctuated by 48 stone pillars with a unique design. On each pillar, there is a statue of a historian. A fountain sculpture of the Counts of Edgmont and Horn lies at the garden's centre. This centre is surrounded by ten statues of politicians and renowned artists from the 16th century.

Josaphat Park (Josaphatpark)
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Josaphat Park (Josaphatpark)

Designed by Edmond Galoppin, Josaphat Park (French: Parc Josaphat) is a public park located in the Schaerbeek municipality. The park houses a football stadium, an elementary school, a tennis club, municipal greenhouses, playgrounds, cafes, and some pretty ponds. Josaphat park contains many sculptures created by renowned sculptors like Victor Rousseau, Jules Lagae and Albert Desenfans.

Leopold Park
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Leopold Park

Situated within the Leopold Quarter, the Leopold Park (French: Parc Léopold) is a public park spread over 6.43 hectares (15.9 acres). The park contains a charming pond which houses rare trees, rare species of plants, and many birds and animals. Leopold Park contains many historic buildings like the Pasteur Institute, the Solvay Institute of Sociology, the Solvay Institute of Physiology, the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and the former Solvay Library.

Laeken Park-Royal Parc (Park van Laken)
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Laeken Park-Royal Parc (Park van Laken)

Laeken Park (French: Parc de Laeken) was constructed in the 19th century and is located on the northern side of Brussels. This park is a part of the Royal Domain and offers stunning views of the city. The park, dotted with magnolia and chestnut trees, stretches to the Atomium. It consists of a Léopold I's statue, walkways, lawns and paths.

Brussels Park (Warandepark)
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Brussels Park (Warandepark)

Brussels Park (French: Parc de Bruxelles), covering 13.1 hectares (32 acres), is the largest public park in Brussels. The design of the park is marvelled at by having a view of its Masonic symbols on the paths and fountains. The Royal Palace of Brussels, the Belgian Parliament, Théâtre Royal du Parc and the US Embassy encircle the Park. Brussels Park contains around sixty sculptures created by renowned artists.

Square Ambiorix
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Square Ambiorix

Square Ambiorix is one of the prettiest parks in the city and consists of walking paths, gardens, ponds, a waterfall & many 19th-century sculptures. The garden is situated in the middle of the European district. It is a peaceful place within walking distance of the Berlaymont building and the Place du Luxembourg, the seat of the European Parliament.

Woluwe Park (Parc de Woluwe)
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Woluwe Park (Parc de Woluwe)

The Woluwe Park (French: Parc de Woluwe) lies in the Woluwe-Saint-Pierre municipality and contains extensive lawns, winding paths and a huge variety of rare natural vegetation. The Mellaerts ponds and the wet meadows, which lie inside the park, are visited by various migratory birds like swans, ducks, herons, gulls, butterflies, etc., every year.

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