Our Opinion of Brussels
Belgium, whose capital is Brussels, offers undeniable cultural riches to visitors who take the time to visit the country and enjoy its maritime climate. Brussels boasts an architectural and cultural richness reserved for Europe's oldest and most beautiful cities, and is replete with breathtaking cathedrals and memorable monuments.
Beautiful classical-style buildings surround Brussel's Place Royale, including Belgium's Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts. Nearby are the Palais des Congrès and the Bibliothèque Royale Albert I, the Albertine. Symbol of Brussels, the famous Grand-Place is the gem of the city, featuring the town hall and the Musée de la Ville de Bruxelles, while Manneken-Pis, the famous statuette, has been relieving himself here since 1619.
East of the capital is Louvain, founded almost 1,000 years ago, which features many buildings of incredible architectural beauty, such as its 15th-century town hall. Antwerp, the second-largest European port and the industrial heart of Belgium, is located on the right bank of the Escault river. With a rich heritage and architecture that ranges from medieval to art nouveau, the focal point is without a doubt the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Gent, the country's third-largest city and port, features an old town which has been magnificently preserved. Cosmopolitan and charming, Bruges is one of the most well-preserved medieval towns in all of Europe. Thanks to its several canals, it can be explored by boat, which is a great way to admire the building facades along the waterways. The marketplace is located in the heart of the old town and is surrounded by monumental buildings.
Things to know about Brussels, Belgium Vacations
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