The Grand Hospice (Great Hospice) of Brussels (Rue du Grand Hospice, 7), also known as Institut Pacheco, was built from 1824 to 1827 by Belgian architect Henri Partoes, on the site previously occupied by the Grand Béguinage of the City. The Hospice is known after the name of Spanish nobleman Augustin Pacheco whose widow founded in 1713, in his memory, an hospital for the elderly. In 1890 the residents of that institution were transferred in the Grand Hospice bringing with them the name of Pacheco. At present, the Hospice is a specialized geriatric hospital.1.
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