Top Attractions in Brussels
The Grand Place
The Grand Place or Grote Markt is the central square of Brussels. It is surrounded by opulent guildhalls and two larger edifices, the city’s Town Hall, and the Breadhouse building containing the Museum of the City of Brussels.
Detailed information: www.brussels.be
The Atomium is a building in Brussels originally constructed for Expo 58, the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. Designed by the engineer André Waterkeyn and architects André and Jean Polak, it stands 102 m tall.
Manneken Pis is a landmark small bronze sculpture in Brussels, depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain’s basin. It was designed by Hiëronymus Duquesnoy the Elder and put in place in 1618 or 1619.
Mini-Europe Miniature Park
Mini-Europe is a miniature park located in Bruparck at the foot of the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium. Mini-Europe has reproductions of monuments in the European Union on show, at a scale of 1:25. Roughly 80 cities and 350 buildings are represented.
Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula
The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula is a Roman Catholic church in Brussels, Belgium. The church was given cathedral status in 1962 and has since been the co-cathedral of the Archdiocese of the Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels, together with St. Rumbold’s Cathedral in Mechelen.
Musical Instrument Museum
The Musical Instruments Museum is a music museum in central Brussels, Belgium. It is part of the Royal Museums for Art and History and internationally renowned for its collection of over 8,000 instruments.
Official web site: www.mim.be/en
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are a group of art museums in Brussels, Belgium.
Official web site: www.fine-arts-museum.be/en
Parc du Cinquantenaire or Jubelpark is a large public, urban park in the easternmost part of the European Quarter in Brussels, Belgium.
Traditional organic brewery since 1900, open for visits & occasional public brewing sessions.
Official Web: www.cantillon.be
The Sonian Forest or Sonian Wood is a 4,421-hectare forest that lies at the south-eastern edge of Brussels, Belgium
Official Web: sonianforest.be
Royal Greenhouses of Laeken
Classical-style greenhouses, designed by Alphonse Balat in 1873, with pavilions, cupolas & arcades.
Detailed information: brussels.be
Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History
The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History is a military museum that occupies the two northernmost halls of the historic complex in Cinquantenaire Park in Brussels, Belgium.
Detailed information: klm-mra.be
Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
The Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert or Koninklijke Sint-Hubertusgalerijen is a glazed shopping arcade in Brussels that preceded other famous 19th-century shopping arcades such as the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan and The Passage in St Petersburg.
Detailed information: grsh.be
Notre Dame du Sablon / Church of Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon
This precious example of the flamboyant Gothic style so admired in Brabant owes its splendour to the city’s Guild of Crossbowmen that built it in the 15th century. It stands on the site of the 14th century chapel, built to venerate the small miraculous statue recovered by Beatrice Soetkens and brought back from Antwerp to Brussels in 1348. Several members of the royal court are buried in Sablon. In the chapel of Saint Ursula, to the west of the chancel, lie at rest Thurn and Taxis, postmasters of the Habsburg empire.