Discover the hidden treasures of Brussels, the symbols of several “secret” societies, like the Templers and the Freemasons, as well as astronomical, astrological and other ‘esoteric’ mysteries. This voyage of discovery will lead you to secrets, hidden outdoors, but also in churches, temples and underground spaces. Explore the Grand Place in Brussels through different glasses.
- Start time: 9:00
- Duration: 4 hours
- Sundays (Apr-Oct)
- Adults: 65€
- Children (6-12 yrs): 35€
- Discover the hidden treasures of Brussels during a 4h+ experience
- Learn about the symbols and signs of the alchemists and Freemasons
- Enjoy the best panoramic views of Brussels
- See the old city gates of Brussels
- Tasting of a local Kriek beer paired with Belgian cheeses
- Guided walking tour in English and French by expert guide
- Discover the city
- Identify Freemasons elements
- Out-of-sight places
- Understand legends
What to expect
If you are not satisfied with the image Brussels is offering at a glance and you are interested in finding out why Grand Place architecture has the golden allure and all the history behind the statues spread all over the centre, then Brussels Mysteries and Legends will be the perfect guide for you.
The Mysteries and Legends tour will start in Grand Place Square, for a detailed introduction into the bi-dimensional city Brussels. During the tour you will be able to widen your sight and observe elements that would often be only a few metres from the heavily trodden tourist pathways but passed unnoticed. The Belgian architecture would be one of the important subjects of the tour, along with the symbols of the Freemasons or the path to the catholic pilgrimage of Santiago de Compostella, whose marks are spread all over the city.
You will participate in a 3h+ puzzle, where every spotted symbol will bring you closer to understanding the legends behind the walls of Brussels. You will learn about the history of the city’s Freemasons and philosophy they were advocates of, while paying attention to the Zodiac signs that can be found on the buildings. St Michael’s Cathedral will be the location where you will visit an authentic Freemason grave and you will receive a throughout explanation about the architecture of the church and the legend of the colourful windows for a genuine encounter with history.
During the tour you will come across the concealed city below the Royal Palace of Brussels and puff the dust away from the history of the founder of the Templars, Godfried of Bouillon, whose life is well-worth sharing. And because Belgium’s golden liquid is a must for every visit here, you will enjoy one of the best Belgian beers that will make sure you will remember this trip to Brussels.
Who are these tours designed for?
Without any discrimination, these tours are designed in an equal proportion to both women and men, regardless of age as it can constitute a perfect family experience or an individual encounter with the Belgian mysteries. People interested in the mysteries and sacredness of life, with a desire to know and understand the nature of the Brussels’ architecture and history are welcomed as well.
If you have a curiosity about mythology, sacred sites, culture and want to travel with like-minded people in small intimate groups with a nice balance of workshop time, site time and independent time, this tour is designed for you!
The groups are formed of maximum 15 persons for an increased individual experience and are led by wise experts that will answer any question raised, not only about mysteries and legends, but also about cuisine or modern issue.
It is highly recommended to not bring infants on the tour for the well being of all customers, including the parents that might not fully enjoy the experience. The atmosphere is not appropriate for infants due to the fact that is it a tour within which walking is involved and might conclude to fatigue of the infants.