Located in the historic heart of Brussels, the City Museum is placed inside a neo-Gothic style building the King's House. The museum is opposite to the City Hall in the Grand-Place. The museum aims at providing an overview of the historic past of the city including architectural relics and paintings. The museum opened in 1887 and started with a small collection on the second floor.
The Cinquantenaire Park in Brussels is an expansive public park is the European Quarter of Brussels. The park was originally built as part of the military exercising ground outside the city center. Today the original pavilions have been replaced by the Triumphal Arch, which was designed by the French architect Charles Girault. The arch is built on a bronze structure of raising of the Belgium flag.