The Brusselsgate of Mechelen

The Brusselsgate is the remaining part of the 13th century rampart that surrounded the city. Once part of a wall with  seven defence gates this gate is the only remaining one. After a ruff history the other ones were completely demolished in the 18th century due to the city's renewal plans.


Till 1860 people still had to pay toll to walk through the gate. In 1992 the building was restored. Today the gatehouse houses a museum that is dedicated to the history of the city.

You can find the museum at this address: Hoogstraat, Mechelen.

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