Hotel Ravenstein


The Former de Cleves-Ravenstein Mansion also commonly known as Hotel Ravenstein is the last standing example of the aristocratic mansions built between the end of the XV century and the beginning of the XVI century. This brick and sandstone building of late Brabant Gothic style was originally part of a vast building complex, divided and partially demolished over the centuries. This mansion, restored and transformed several times, is articulated around a main courtyard. The interior still holds pieces of furniture from the XVI and the XVIII century.

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The old door leading to the courtyard of this classified building

Details of the old Sundial

Today, the building hosts a restaurant and well as adjacent offices of the federation of Belgian Engineers.

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A view of the Mansion in its entirety which is the last standing in Brussels of the 15th century Burgundian period.



4 Responses to “Hotel Ravenstein”
  1. Vanwelkenhuyzen 21 March 2009 at 5:50 pm #

    Le bâtiment que vous montrez sur vos photos se compose en réalité de deux parties : celle en briques plus claires est en effet ancienne, mais celle en briques plus foncées (brunes) date seulement du tout début du XXème siècle quand ce quartier fut aménagé en vue de l'Exposition Universelle de 1910 (qui se tenait au Solboch, à Ixelles).

    De cette même époque datent les maisons du même côté de la rue vers la place Royale, y compris le très célèbre magasin "Old England", devenu le Musée des Instruments de Musique.

  2. admin 21 March 2009 at 6:54 pm #

    Je n'avais pour cet article que sur le peu d'information que j'ai pu trouver en ligne.

    Un grand merci pour l'information complémentaire.

    Vincent

  3. m_m 25 March 2009 at 12:48 am #

    Beautiful photos! Wonderful architecture!

  4. […] modernista Old England, hoy Museo de Instrumentos Musicales (MIM), y la preciosa fachada del Hotel Ravenstein, único edificio que se conserva de la época borgoña, hoy en día alberga un restaurante, así […]

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