6 Amazing Places You Must Visit In Brussels
Brussels is the capital of Belgium with a Dutch and French speaking part, the city is famous for its Atomium landmark and home to the European Parliament.
My mom and I decided to pay our southern neighbors a visit. We took the train to Brussels, one of great and popular cities in Europe.
Main plaza with traditional houses and a UNESCO world heritage site
Grand Place, Grand Place 2-3, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
2. St. Michael & St. Gudula Cathedral
Incredible Roman Catholic church built in 1226
Rue du Bois Sauvage 12, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
3. Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
Glazed shopping arcade which preceded the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan
Galerie de la Reine 17, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Its a giant molecule! Constructed for Expo 58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair.
Square de l'Atomium, 1020 Bruxelles, Belgium
5. Delirium Café
Bar with more than 2000 types of beer
Impasse de la Fidélité 2-4, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
6. Brussels Town Hall
Gothic building from the Middle Ages
Rue de l'Amigo 2, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Brussels is known for its local waffle, its chocolate, its French fries and its numerous types of beers. The Brussels sprout was first cultivated in Brussels, hence its name.
The gastronomic offer includes approximately 1,800 restaurants, and a number of high quality bars. Belgian cuisine is known among connoisseurs as one of the best in Europe.
In addition to the traditional restaurants, there is a large number of cafés, bistros, and the usual range of international fast food chains. The cafés are similar to bars, and offer beer and light dishes; coffee houses are called the Salons de Thé.
Also widespread are brasseries, which usually offer a large number of beers and typical national dishes.
Brussels is the capital of Belgium and the administrative centre of the European Union. This has earned the city the title of the Capital of Europe. Brussels has been given its character by the coexistence of French and Flemish culture, and it is nowadays home to nationalities around the world, adding a cosmopolitan flavour to its atmosphere.
The vibrant atmosphere of Brussels is further enhanced by picturesque medieval streets, lively squares, beautiful boulevards, impressive monuments, spacious parks, cosy cafés, interesting restaurants and an active cultural life.
We also went to the Atomium which is a massive molecule with a restaurant in the top atom where we had brunch. Over and above the symbolic value linked to its history, the Atomium has become one of the icons of the city of Brussels: capital of Europe, with which it has a special relationship.
Since its inspired restoration (2006), the landmark that many people call the most Belgian monument, is also a museum with its permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.