Cinquantenaire Park, Brussels
Avenue de Tervueren 8, 1040 Etterbeek, Belgium
Cinquantenaire Park - one of the most beautiful parks in Brussels and one of the most popular holiday destinations of Brussels. It was founded in 1880 on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Belgium's independence on a former military training decision of King Leopold II. The new park was to demonstrate to the world the image of a developed and prosperous Belgium. Total area of the park is 30 hectares occupied mostly by beautiful gardens, ponds and small waterfalls. It is the site of military parades, as well as used as avtokinoteatra.. The main building of the park, the Arc de Triomphe, which serves as the entrance into it, and illustrates the important events in the history of Belgium. Construction of arch height of about 50 meters was completed in 1905. It is decorated with quadriga, which symbolizes the province of Brabant. Other Belgian provinces are reflected in the form of statues at the foot arch.\n. "The Museum of Art and History" is dedicated to the history of human culture for thousands of years. His collection consists of many artifacts collected on five continents. Many of them thousands of years old. The museum was founded in 1835, but the building in the park Cinquantenaire moved only in 1889. Among the most famous museum of artifacts include: relief depicting Gilgamesh, dating from the beginning of the third millennium BC, medieval Belgian altars Syrian mosaics of the fifth century BC, and many others. There is a separate collection of vintage objects of non-European civilizations - Polynesian, Indian, and other ancient Chinese.\n. It collected more than four hundred American and European cars created in the period from 1886 to the seventies of the twentieth century. In the museum you can see the unique pre-war car brands Belgian Minerva, Imperia, FN. There are a considerable number of foreign car brands - French, German, American, Italian and British. Some models at one time belonged to the Belgian royal family, as well as U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. Specially rarity considered "Bentley" in 1928, "Bugatti" in 1930, and many others. The museum runs a special gift shop where you can buy miniature exhibits of cars exhibited at "Autoworld"..