Saint Michael and Saint Gudula Cathedral, Brussels
50° 50' 52" NB , 4° 21' 33" OL
Brussels, the Capital of Peregrine Falcons!
A pair of Peregrine Falcons has established its nest in the heart of Brussels, on one of the towers of the Sint Michael and Sint Gudule Cathedral, a stone's throw from the famous Grand Place! This key monument of the Belgian capital has been home to these birds of prey since 2004. In the memory of the inhabitants of Brussels, this is unheard of! The bird, persecuted by poachers and poisoned by pesticides, had completely disappeared from Belgium and most of Europe. Now it has come back to live in the middle of the city, among people. As a result, it was so well received that there are now no less than 12 pairs in Brussels. What a symbol!
Rich in its exceptional cultural heritage and mixed race, Brussels is made up of many districts where even the birds of prey find residence. Beyond chocolate, beer and the Grand Place, these Peregrine Falcons offer tourists and passers-by a taste of spring in Brussels. I invite you to follow their adventures via live streaming in HD online. The arrival of the falcons is awaited every year, symbolizing the return of the good weather in the capital!
See you soon.
Mayor of the City of Brussels