Built in the 14th century, Halle Gate was once a fortified entry point, complete with a drawbridge and moat, used to guard the city. Today, the large, stone castle-like structure stands nearly in the center of Brussels; it survived history because it was later used a prison. Halle Gate no longer houses prisoners, and thanks to embellishing restorations, features several beautiful spired towers and a gleaming white surface. While the exterior is impressive, set at the end of a small park, the interior is perhaps even more beautiful. The attractive vaulted ceilings and tight, spiraling staircases are just part of the Gate’s lure. Visitors are encouraged to open all of the large, heavy doors and explore a series of medieval cannons, crossbows, and suits of armor. Get a great vantage point over central Brussels from the top of the tower.
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