Wed 06 July — Sun 02 October

CURIOSA. Charles V, Dürer and the Aztec treasure

Installation, performance
Coudenberg Palace
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CURIOSA. Charles Quint, Dürer et le trésor des Aztèques


When the painter Albrecht Dürer arrived in Brussels in 1520, he encountered a flourishing city. In his travel diary, he left an astonishing testimony: he had seen, in the Coudenberg Palace, a treasure from the 'New Land of Gold', sent from Mexico by Hernán Cortés. These precious and stunning objects impressed his contemporaries, stimulated the imagination and gave rise to legends. This multi-sensory exhibition retraces the discovery of these riches and their fate during the reign of Emperor Charles V. A themed immersion in the underground passages of place Royale, as part of the 500th anniversary of Dürer's journey to the Netherlands.

An initiative of Urban in collaboration with the Royal Museums of Fine Arts and the Coudenberg Palace. Scientific curators: Véronique Bücken / Cecilia Paredes. Artistic contributions: Sabrina Montiel-Soto.

Price: regular ticket - €10. Groups of 15+ people and seniors (+65 years) - €8.
Concessions (unemployed, disabled, young adults aged 18-25) - €5.
Free admission for children up to 18 years old

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022 — Sunday, October 2, 2022


Monday     from 10:00 to 17:00
Tuesday     from 10:00 to 17:00
Wednesday     from 10:00 to 17:00
Thursday     from 10:00 to 17:00
Friday     from 10:00 to 17:00
Saturday     from 10:00 to 17:00
Sunday     from 10:00 to 17:00


Coudenberg Palace

Place des Palais, 7
1000 Brussels

T. +32 2 500 45 54

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Normal: €10.00
Senior: €8.00
Group: €8.00
Jobseekers: €5.00
Children: €0.00
Young: €5.00




Coudenberg Palace

Part of

Brussels Renaissance Festival

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