Category Archives: Antwerp

The 19th century in Brussels : 1872

I found the year 1872 displayed mainly because of history. In the pictures I am posting you will see that the Brussels’ Royal Conservatory for Music was built in 1872. As Spaniard this building brings memories of Spanish world renowned musiciens such as Pau Casals, who very briefly attended courses in 1895, and Isaac Albéniz, who studied there piano from 1876 to 1879.

Another interesting detail about the Conservatory’s building is that not far from there the first international courier service was organised by François de Tassis (Taxis) in 1516.

In this post there is a guest city. The last picture in the gallery is of the “Handelsbeurs” of Antwerp.