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Leopold Park, Brussels

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Parc Léopold or Leopoldspark is a public park located within the Leopold Quarter of Brussels, adjacent to the Paul-Henri Spaak building, the seat of the European Parliament.
The park was opened to the public in 1880 after the unpopular Royal Zoological Garden had been removed. During the following years, a campus for the famous Solvay School of Commerce was established in the park but construction of additional buildings was soon curtailed for fear of encroachment on the park and its fragile wildlife. The buildings have remained to this day but only one still belongs to Solvay . The building of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences is also located in the park.
The Solvay Library is also located in the park and houses the Security & Defence Agenda, Friends of Europe and Maison d'Europe think tanks. In 2017, the House of European History, a history museum, opened in the refurbished Eastman Building.
The outstanding feature of the park is its pond, fed by the Maalbeek stream. Many rare trees and animals such as mallards, moorhens, coots, and even Egyptian geese and rose-ringed parakeets thrive in this urban environment.
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  • Lovely little park close to museums . Provides a quiet oasis in the middle of all the hustle of the city. Lots of people using it .  more »
  • Park next to the European Parliament, with nice views and very relaxing. We had a good time eating some fries and watching the birds around here. Recommended if you are in the area.
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  • It is a great park in the loud and busy EU Center in Brussels. The swans and geese amazed me, but I was happy to see them coexist with the students from the local schools. Great site for a springtime coffee!
  • Beautiful park connecting the EU parliament with place Jourdan. Unfortunately there is some works ongoing, but that is for the best.
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