Home to a number of historical landmarks, breweries and a political stronghold, Brussels enjoys a high position in both tourism and international affairs. Brussels is the capital of Belgium and because of the many European headquarters located here it might as well be considered the capital of the entire European Union. People of Brussels converse in either French or Dutch and consists of a number of ministries, schools and palaces.
Landmarks to visit in Brussels
Brussels is divided into nineteen districts. You can get discounts on major attractions by using the Brussels Card in all the different districts. This card can be purchased in tourist offices or some particular landmarks.
The Grand Place-Grote Markt dates back up to 300 year and is surrounded by ancient buildings and the city tower. It’s a great place to visit in the evenings as music and light shows illuminate the building. Picturesque views and romantic evenings are what define the Grand Place. Just a short distance away is the Manneken Pis, a statue made in bronze, with a rich background story and another tourist hot spot.
Other landmarks you should add to your tour to Brussels include the Atomium, Parc du Cinquantenaire-Jubelpark, Palais de Justive, Basiliek van het Heilig Hart, the Statue of Europe and the Palais Royale.
Museums in Brussels
A trip to Brussels is never complete without checking out the many museums and art galleries of the city. If you want to learn about the history of ancient civilizations, head on the Musees Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire. The Museum of Modern Art, Natural Sciences Museum of Belgium, Horta Museum and the Royal Museum for Central Africa are other galleries and museums you should visit.
Things to Do in Brussels
Breweries like the Cantillon Brewery and the BrewSpot are great places to taste the finest beer and wine of the country. You could also take tours across the city, witness fine arts in the Bozar Center or participate in the unique events held in Brussels.