Bruxella 1238 archaeological site

From 1238 onwards the Franciscans were given permission to settle between the River Senne and the Grand-Place, which were strategic points in the city during the Middle Ages. This settlement reflects the important role played by these men in the city’s social and religious life. The site knew good times and periods of adversity, expansion, destruction during the Calvinist period and the 1695 bombardment; it was rebuilt several times, only to finally disappear during the French period –here the history of Belgium’s capital city is told from a different angle.

Guided tours

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the archaeological site 1238 will no longer be accessible to the public in 2020, and this until further notice.