Brussels – Get a proper feel of Belgian life with their fantastic restaurants and cafè culture. Visit Brussels and see its world-class museums, art galleries, Atomium and some wonderful remnants of old architecture in the old town quarter.
Here’s some fantastic places to see when in Brussels, Belgium:
1. Grand Place (Grote Markt) – Right in the heart of Brussels Old Town, the city’s main plaza (known as Grand Place) is one of the best preserved in Europe.
2. Mannekin Pis – Along the Rue de l’Etuve is Brussels’ best-known landmark, the Manneken Pis, usually besieged by a throng of tourists.
3. Saint-Michel Cathedral (Sint-Michiels Kathedraal) – The beautifully proportioned interior (108 meters by 50 meters) is lavishly furnished and is home to some outstanding stained glass windows created by Bernard van Orley.
4. Belgian Comic Strip Center – A constantly rotating exhibition of 200 original comic strip drawings by Belgian and French comic artists is shown here.
5. Place Royale (Koningsplein) – A favorite attraction for photo-ops, the most important building on this square is the Royal Palace (Palais Royal), which is used by the Belgian royal family as an official residence.
6. Belgian Royal Museum of Fine Arts – one of the largest and best art galleries in the world.
7. Atomium – , the bizarre 102-meter-high steel and aluminum structure, designed by the architect André Waterkeyn for the 1958 Brussels World Exhibition.
8. Coudenberg Palace Archaeological Site – has been excavated to reveal the cellars and tunnels of the former Palace of Brussels, as well as forgotten streets that had been buried beneath the city for centuries.
9. Mont des Arts – he architecturally imposing complex of large buildings includes the Bibliothèque Albert I and the strikingly modern Palais de la Dynastie and Palais de Congrès.
10. Notre-Dame du Sablon – The interior of the church is breathtaking, in particular because of its marvelous stained glass.
Also, you don’t want to miss Brussels’ famous chocolate and beer.