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The garden of the Mont des Arts is lower than the Square and offers a nice view towards the Grand Place and the historic heart of Brussels. It is a green link between the upper and the lower town

The French landscape architect Jules Vacherot designed the first garden of the Mont des Arts for the Universal Exhibition of 1910. It was intended to Hofberg, who was still in a pitiful state, covering "with a mantle of greenery and flowers." In 1850, people were already planning to demolish the gore Saint-Roch district on the 'Mountain' and replace it with a less steep street - the Hofbergstraat covenant in that period the upper town with the lower town. Masses were proposals have been submitted, but the City of Brussels, the Parliament and King Leopold II were unable to agree. And so the zone was devastated, as wasteland behind. Jules Vacherot wanted the district redesigning for the World and designed a garden with terraces to overcome the height difference of 40 meters between the Square and Imperial Avenue.

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