We couldn't get into the palace, but the view from outside and the pictures look amazing. Highly recommend a visit to this place.
I really just walked by it but the Royal Palace definitely caught my eye. What I noticed were the extremely well manicured hedges and gardens in the front, which had a Versailles-in-miniature feel. Across the street is the park and so the whole assemblage is pleasing to the eye. The Belgian Royal family is not well known to most people but there are two kings of note: Leopold II, who is infamous for his conduct in the Belgian Congo and his successor, Albert I, the hero of World War One who stood up to the Germans and fought vigorously through the war for his country.
park for jogging
The Palais Royal is one of my favorite attractions in Brussels. It reflects a time period of prestige, luxury, national pride, power, and respect.
It looks grand and imperial although we just passed through.