Waterloo is a small Belgian town in the province of Walloon Brabant, 18 kilometers south of Brussels. The city center itself is not famous for its monuments and is not of interest to most tourists. What made Waterloo famous was the Battle of 18 June 1812 year, in which the allied forces led by Wellington finally defeated the army of Marshal Napoleon I. Today Waterloo, or more precisely the battlefield, is a place that attracts many tourists.
Wellington Museum-you should start your sightseeing with a visit to the Wellington Museum. Commander in chief of the allied forces. It is located in Waterloo, on Chaussee Bruxelles 147. It was here that Wellington spent the night before the battle of 17 to 18 June. Here too, Wellington's adjutant Alexander Gordon died of his wounds. The museum presents plans for the various stages of the battle and copies of orders that Wellington sent to commanders. All information about the museum can be found on the website: www.museewellington.be
Opposite the Wellington Museum is the Church of St. Joseph with the Royal Chapel, crowned with a magnificent green dome dating back to the Spanish period (1690). Admission to the church is free. Outside the rotunda of the chapel, at the entrance to the church of St. Joseph there are commemorative plaques commemorating the various regiments whose soldiers fell under Waterloo. Nearby is the Tourist Information Office.
Museum of wax figures it is located opposite the rotunda where the panorama is displayed. It is a small museum with wax figures depicting the main heroes of the fight at Waterloo. There are also battlefield memorabilia, uniforms, cannonballs and weapons. The duration of the visit is approximately 20 minutes.
Route du Lion, 1815 1420 Braine-l'Alleud
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