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The Belgium Pavilion
|No matter which section the visitor to
the Belgian Pavilion may be in, he will have an unusually comprehensive
view, due to an ingenious system of bridges and a luminous central
The Belgian Pavilion is on the IIe Sainte-Hélène, on a lake and close to Place des Nations. Glass, steel, granite and bricks from Belgium were used in its construction.
Its motto related to the theme of Expo 67 is: Humani nihil alienum a Belga. In an English version: In all that concerns humanity, Belgium is involved.
The pavilion first shows fine examples of national art treasures. Then there is a section devoted to natural and other resources. Belgium's political and social pattern is described.
A huge mural illustrates expanding peaceful involvement around the world and a Pantheon honors Belgians who have made outstanding contributions.
There are exhibits devoted to scientific progress, modern port installations, diversification of industry geared to exports, fine books, agricultural products.
An audio-visual display shows the benefits brought by the Brussels Exhibition of 1958, and so suggests the benefits which will accrue from Expo 67 at Montreal.
A first class restaurant and bar offer national dishes and the famous beers of Belgium.
Click here to see a model to scale of the Belgium Pavilion.
Click here to see a map of the Belgium floor plan.