The Lion’s Mound and panoramic painting of the Battle of Waterloo (1815) are the main sights to see on a day-trip to the battlefield (Champ de Bataille) from Brussels.
Leeuw van Waterloo
The main sights to see at the site of the Battle of Waterloo (June 18, 1815) near Brussels in Belgium are the Lion’s Mound, a huge panoramic painting, and a visitors’ center with extracts from movies. Further smaller monuments and memorials are scattered throughout the battlefield, which has mostly returned back to ordinary farmland. The farmhouses (fermes) famous from the battle including Mont-St-Jean, Papelotte, Belle-Alliance, Haie Sainte and Hougoumont are still in existence. The Battlefield of Waterloo and the panoramic painting has been added to the tentative list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites.