Remigio Cantagallina An Italian traveller in the Southern Netherlands

Focus exhibition


Over 400 years ago, a Florentine artist by the name of Remigio Cantagallina crossed Europe to reach Brussels and the court of the archduke and duchess Albert and Isabella. The reasons that led him to make this journey have been the subject of meticulous research, somewhere between history and history of art. During his stay in the old southern Netherlands in 1612-1613, he made a number of drawings which are still considered unique representations of that era.

These small drawings have been enlarged and put on display in the underground remains of the old Palais du Coudenberg. Immerse yourselves in the towns of the old Netherlands, a journey in time between Brussels, Temse and Spa. These drawings are part of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium collection, which is exhibiting an exclusive selection of originals in the Old Masters Museum.

Organised in partnership with the Association du patrimoine artistique, the Coudenberg Palace and  the Directorate of Monuments and Sites of the Brussels-Capital Region.


Practical informations


Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Rue de la Régence / Regentschapsstraat 3
1000 Brussels
+32 (0)2 508 32 11


Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Weekends: 11:00 - 18:00
Closed: Monday

The ticket offices close at 16:30 during the week and at 17:30 during the weekends.


Free admission with a ticket of the Musée Old Masters Museum of a combiticket

On presentation of your ticket ”Musée Old Masters Museum” (or “COMBI”), you receive a 2 euro discount on the full price at the exhibition “Remigio Cantagallina” (at Coudenberg Palace) and vice versa.