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, nor is it of interest to most tourists. What made Waterloo famous was the battle of 18 June 1815 of the year, in which allied forces led by Wellington eventually defeated the army of Marshal Napoleon I. Today, Waterloo, precisely the battlefield is a place that attracts many tourists.
Wellington Museum - Getting started is a good start to your visit to the Wellington Museum. Supreme Commander of Allied Forces. It is located in Waterloo, on Chaussee Bruxelles street 147. In that place Wellington spent the night preceding the battle from 17 to 18 June. Wellington's adjutant Alexander Gordon died here from the wounds. The museum presents plans of each stage of the battle and copies of orders sent by Wellington to its commanders. All information about the museum can be found at: www.museewellington .be
Opposite the Wellington Museum is the Church of Sts. 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 Sts. There are commemorative plaques commemorating the various regiments whose soldiers fell under Waterloo. Nearby is the Tourist Information Office.
Museum of wax figures - is located opposite the rotunda in which the panorama is displayed. This is a small museum, with wax figures in its collection depicting the main characters of the clash at Waterloo. There are also battlefield memorabilia, uniforms, cannon balls and weapons. Visiting time is 20 minutes.
Route du lion, 1815 1420 braine-l'alleud