- Egmont Palace
The Egmont Palace (Dutch: "Egmontpaleis", French: "Palais d'Egmont") is a large mansion at the Wolstraat / Rue aux Laines and the Kleine Zavel / Petit Sablon in
Brussels, Belgium. It is being used by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
It was built between
1548and 1560by Françoise of Luxembourgand her son, Lamoral, Count of Egmont, first in Flemish Gothic style, later Renaissance. During the 18th century, building continued in classical style, while the property passed onto the Arenbergfamily. The plans for this stage are attributed to the early advocate of neoclassicism, Giovanni Niccolo Servandoni.After a fire demolished the oldest part of the building in 1891, it was reconstructed in a uniform classical style.
Today, it is being used for receptions and meetings by the Belgian
Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In 1977, the
Egmont pacton the Belgian state reform was signed in the "Egmont Palace" by the government Tindemans II.
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