A former covered market in the heart of Brussels, the Halles Saint Géry in the Ilot SaintGéry is a stunning brick and wrought iron structure by architect Adolph Vanderheggen. It was inaugurated in 1882 in the neo-Renaissance Flemish style and houses a pyramid-shaped fountain from 1802. The market flourished until the end of World War II, was slowly abandoned in the ensuing years, and finally closed in 1977. Revamped and re-opened in 1999, the Halles Saint Géry has evolved into an Agora, a focal point for exhibitions, conferences, performances, meetings, cafes and more. It covers 2,000 square metres across three floors, marking a crossroads that links the history, culture, arts and identity of Brussels.