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Starting its activities in 1813, the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (French: Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles, Dutch: Koninklijk Muziekconservatorium) received its official name in 1832. Providing performing music and drama courses, the institution became renowned partly because of the international reputation of its successive directors such as François-Joseph Fétis, François-Auguste Gevaert, Edgar Tinel, Joseph Jongen or Marcel Poot, but more because it has been attended by many of the top musicians, actors and artists in Belgium such as Arthur Grumiaux, José Van Dam, Sigiswald Kuijken, Josse De Pauw, Luk van Mello and Luk De Konink. Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone, also studied at the Brussels Conservatory.
The Madou metro station is a Brussels metro station on the northern segment of line 2. It opened on 20 December 1970, then serving a premetro line, and became a heavy metro station when this line was converted on 2 October 1988. The station is located under the small ring at Madou Plaza in the municipality of the Saint-Josse-ten-Noode. It is near the Flemish Parliament and Madou Plaza Tower.
Parc/Park station is a station on the Brussels Metro, is located beneath the Brussels Park in the center of Brussels. It is served by lines 1 and 5.
The Trône/Troon metro station is an Brussels metro station on the southern segment of line 2. It opened as a premetro on 20 December 1970 under the name of Luxembourg. The station became a heavy metro on 2 October 1988 and its name changed to its name to reflect the neighboring Place du Trône/Troonplein. The station is located under the small ring in the municipality of the City of Brussels and is near the Royal Palace of Brussels.
The Louise/Louiza metro station is a Brussels metro station on the southern segment of lines 2 and 6. It opened on 19 August 1985 and is located under the small ring at the end of Avenue Louise in the municipality of the City of Brussels.
The Bourse/Beurs premetro station is an underground tram station in Brussels, Belgium located in the city center under the Boulevard Anspach next to the Brussels Stock Exchange, after which it is named. It is also located meters from the Grand Place. Brussels trams stopping at that station are the lines 3 and 4 as well as evening services 31, 32 and 33. The station in part of the North-South axis between Brussels-North railway station and Albert premetro station. A connection with bus routes 46, 48, 86 and 95 is possible at ground level.
The Hôtel des Monnaies/Munthof is a Brussels metro station on the southern segment of line 2. It opened on 2 October 1988 and is located under the small ring near the University Medical Centre of Saint Peter in the municipality of Saint-Gilles / Sint-Gillis. It is on the Rue de l'Hôtel des Monnaies/Munthofstraat, after which it is named, where Belgian currency used to be minted. During the construction, work on the metro tunnels ran up against the foundations of the old town walls, which ran 10 metres beneath ground level - these walls now form part of the station.
The Porte de Hal/Hallepoort metro station is a double Brussels metro/premetro station; one station on the southern segment of metro line 2/6 and one premetro station on the North-South axis. The metro station opened on 2 October 1988 and the premetro station opened on 3 December 1993 (the metro operates one level below the premetro lines).
La place de la Bourse (en néerlandais : Beursplein) est une place de Bruxelles, à la conjonction de la Senne et des principales avenues. Le Palais de la Bourse se trouve sur cette place.
The Schuman-Josaphat tunnel is a 1,250 metres (4,100 ft) double track rail tunnel in Brussels, which entered into service on 4 April 2016. It links line 161 (Brussels-Namur) just after Meiser station and line 26 (Halle-Vilvoorde) at the Cinquantenaire/Jubelpark tunnel just before Schuman station. The line is numbered L161A. A key component of the Brussels RER project, it passes beneath avenue Plasky/Plaskylaan, place de Jamblinne de Meux/Jamblinne de Meuxplein and the Cortenbergh/Kortenberg road tunnel. The position of the tunnel in the Brussels rail network is shown in the simplified map on the right. Benefits of the project include:
The Yser/IJzer metro station is an Brussels metro station on the northern segment of line 2. It opened on 2 October 1988 and is located under the small ring between Place Yser/IJzerplein and Porte d'Anvers/Antwerpsepoort in the municipality of the City of Brussels.
The Maelbeek or Maalbeek (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmaːlbeːk]) is a stream that runs through several municipalities in Brussels, including Etterbeek, Ixelles, St-Josse-ten-Noode, Schaerbeek. It is a tributary of the Zenne, which it joins up in Schaerbeek, from its source located to the south near the Abbey of La Cambre. The name Maalbeek, (meaning mill brook), comes from the Dutch words beek (meaning brook) and maal (meaning to mill). Molenbeek has a similar derivation. It was vaulted in 1872, at which time there were 58 ponds along the stream. Nowadays, only six are left: the ponds of the Abbey of La Cambre; of Ixelles (two); of Leopold Park; of Marie-Louise Square; and of Josaphat Park.
Érigé à Bruxelles sur le boulevard Anspach entre 1868 et 1873 d’après les plans de l'architecte Léon-Pierre Suys, le bâtiment de la Bourse de Bruxelles ou la Bourse (en néerlandais : Beurs van Brussel ou de Beurs) s’inscrit dans le programme d’assainissement et d’embellissement de la ville, du voûtement de la Senne et de la création des boulevards du centre. Cet édifice imposant répond au besoin essentiel à l’époque de créer un centre où traiter les affaires commerciales alors en pleine expansion. Ce monument qui allie grandeur et fantaisie occupe l’emplacement de l’ancien marché au beurre, lui-même implanté sur les restes de l’ancien couvent des Récollets. L’édifice éclectique mêle les emprunts au style néorenaissance et Second Empire dans un foisonnement d’ornements et de sculptures dues à des artistes renommés dont Auguste Rodin.