Capital of Belgium, Brussels is a lively and historical city as well as a major European place. But Brussels is also a major “Art Nouveau” stopover which unveils some beautiful cultural places.
Discover the Grand Place, Manneken-Pis, the Atomium, the Magritte museum or the Palace of Charles V. Last but not least, we couldn’t talk about Brussels without mentioning chocolate, French fries and comic strips!
This bronze statuette (J. Duquesnoy the elder, 17th century) embodies the irreverent spirit of Brussels. From being a public fountain, the little fellow has now become a legendary figure. He has been given numerous costumes and decorations and his wardrobe now comprises some 800 items! Manneken-Pis has, alas, been the victim of several acts of vandalism and kidnapping since it was created.
Unavoidable icon of Brussels, unique creation in the history of architecture), the Atomium is today the most popular tourist attraction of Europe’s Capital. The nine spheres represent an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times and offer various exhibitions, a surrealistic walk through tubes and spheres, and the most beautiful 360° panorama over Brussels and its surroundings.
The Chocolate Museum
When you arrive in Brussels, close your eyes... and breathe in the magical scents permeating the neighborhood of its master chocolatiers. A must for chocolate lovers: the Choco Story Museum Brussels, located in a classified house close to the Grand Place. Several tastings are included, a taste trip that will delight your taste buds!
Law Courts of Brussels
Some could (almost) dizzy in front of this gigantic building. It is one of the most impressive monuments in Brussels, with a breathtaking panorama on the lower city. Classical Greco-Roman style, larger than St Peter's Basilica in Rome, it is (still to this day) the largest courthouse in the world: 40,000 sqm, with a dome rising up to 100 meters high, and a pharaonic hall of lost steps.