Parc du Cinquantenaire
is an urban public park with a complex of 19th-century
buildings in the easternmost part of the European Quarter
The centrepiece of the complex is the 1880 triumphal arch, and the horseshoe-shaped buildings surrounding the park esplanade.
The N3 main road and line 1 of the Brussels Metro pass underneath a partly open section in the middle of the park. The nearest metro stations are Schuman, to the west of the park, and Merode, immediately to the east. Under a new plan for refurbishing the complex however, the motorway will be closed, a new car park will be built under the park, and a new metro station called Cinquantenaire will be built close by.