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Monumento a Charles Buls, el salvador de la Grand Place
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Monumento a Charles Buls Bruselas: el salvador de la Grand Place


Este monumento suele pasar desapercibido ya que se ubica en la animada y concurrida Plaza del Ágora. Es en realidad una fuente, que generalmente queda semi-escondida debido al bullicio de los transeúntes que merodean entre los puestos del mercadillo de artesanías de la plaza.

El monumento consta de una base de piedra, a modo de banco, donde la gente suele sentarse junto a la estatua de Charles Buls- realizada en bronce- que se encuentra acompañado de su perro. Esta base, de forma circular, está rodeada de agua y en el centro hay una peana de piedra enteramente labrada con estatuas humanas y miniaturas de los edificios más representativos de Bruselas.

Charles Buls fue un político liberal y alcalde de Bruselas entre 1881 y 1899. Fue famoso por defender la preservación de edificios históricos, oponiéndose a los planes urbanísticos del rey Leopoldo II, que quería demoler todo lo viejo. Gracias al alcalde Charles Buls hoy podemos ver la Grand Place en todo su esplendor, ya que ordenó proteger las fachadas de los edificios gremiales y asignó presupuesto para su restauración

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Copyright: Fernando cifuentes duque
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Uploaded: 28/07/2013
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Tags: belgica; bruselas; grand; place; monumento; charles; buls; alcalde
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