Traveling and descovering new places is the best way to escape from our daily rutine. Because traveling all over the world isn’t possible for now, you can get out of stress and you can relax doing some activities for yourself.
If you are new in Belgium or you camed here and you don’t know what to visit in Brussels, here you cand find a list wit 10 things you can do in the city:
- Visiting the Grand Place/ Grote Markt – wich is the central square of the Belgian city of Brussels. There you can see the city’s Town hall and the King’s House. It’s a historic place, it’s a landmark in Brussels and it’s considered one of the most beautiful squares (since 1998 it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
- Seeing the Manneken Pis – the statue with the peeing boy called The Little Pissing Man is one of the most famous sights in Brussels. It’s located in the city center near to the Grand Place and represent the citizens sens of humor and their independence of mind. What people usualy don’t know it’s that there is also a statue with a girl peeing, called Jeanneke Pis – she’s not far from the boy statue.
- Appreciate the Atomium – that’s another landmark in Brussels and it’s a museum. The construction has 102 meters and it’s a great panorama for people who are getting inside. In the interior of Atomium there are a lot of exhibitions and it holds also a restaurant, but the exterior is also very impressive because of his amazing shape. The Atomium is an icon in Belgium and one of the most unique museum experiences you can have around the world. The building is shaped like an atom structure, and the museum is housed inside the different spheres.
- Learn about the Park of Cinquantenaire/ Jubelpark – it’s the biggest monument after the Atomium. That’s a huge park with a masterpiece in the middle called Cinquantenaire Arch wich is the symbol of the Belgium’s economic and industrial performance. There you cand visit also the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, the Autoworld vintage car museum or the Art and History Museums, if you’d like to descover a little part of the history of Belgian army and culture.
- Relax at Place Poelaert – the best free views of Brussels. There you can have a great view over the downtown city and from there you can get the elevator with the best view in Brussels. This place is close tot he Court house and from Avenue Louise – one of the major streets – if you enjoy walking around the city or doing shopping.
- Step back in time at the Royal Palace – that’s the official palace of the King and the Queen of the Belgians. It is not used as a royal residence, but is an opportunity to visit the majestic halls, seeing some giant chandeliers and antique furniture of Napoleon, Leopold I and II and the King Louis Philippe.
- Enjoy the Royal Gallery/ Saint Hubert Galleries – are en ensemble of glazed shopping arcades in the city center. The gallery included shops, restaurants, cafés, auditoriums and apartements. That is one of the best places to take pictures and do shopping inside the most luxury brands.
- See the European Instituions – Because Brussels is considered the capital of Europe, here you can find some of the most important institutions in Europe as European Commission, European Parliament and Council of the European Union. Some of this institutions welcomes visitors, both individual and in organised groups and there the citizens can follow the parliamentary sessions and meet members of the Parliament.
- Admire the Church of Our Bessed Lady of the Sablon – a spectacular Gothic cathedral from the 15th century. The church is best known for its two magnificent Baroque chapels, which the Thurn und Taxis family had built on both sides of the choir in the second half of the 17th century. It was extensively expanded in the next century to the popularity and supposed healing powers of the Madonna statue located within. It’s very impressive to be seen fom inside and outside.
- Discover the belgium taste – Belgians are very proud of their national products as beer, chocolate, wafels because it plays an important role in the history of the city. Whether or not you are a sweet person or a beer fan, if you came to Brussels, you have to try some of this products.