Ixelles is a trendy, cosmopolitan commune with a remarkably rich historical and architectural heritage. Neo-classical, art nouveau, art deco and modernist styles mingle together there harmoniously. Made up of neighbourhoods with a very strong identity, Ixelles has a varied appearance: the dynamic businesses on the Avenue de la Toison d’Or, the African feel of Matonge, the European institutions, the restaurants and terraces of Saint Boniface, the cemetery of Ixelles or the Châtelain. The gardens of La Cambre abbey, the ponds and Tenbosh park offer particularly agreeable breathing spaces. The Berkendael-Brugmann neighbourhood offers an architectural interest just like the surroundings of the ponds thronged with art nouveau, art deco or modernist gems. The cemetery alone is worth going out of your way for, as a partially listed site and a cocoon of quiet nestled amidst the very lively university quarter (ULB and VUB). Culture is not to be found wanting with the very rich and varied programme of the Flagey, this superb Art Deco Streamline Moderne building sails across the largest, coolest square in the Brussels region. In a word, the great variety of museums, including the municipal museum are all showcases where art lovers can savour a quality art heritage.
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