prides itself with the title "European Union's capital city," aside from being Belgium's
capital. Whilst some air of seriousness exists in the city, it is not just a land of history, politics and business. This is a city famous for its chocolates, beers and the luxurious Brussels hotels.
Its art history is well-preserved in some crowd-drawing 70 museums. The museums features art collections from There is the Royal Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Musical Instruments. The Musee Horta In Brussels
was the former home and is dedicated to Victor Horta, Brussel's famous architect. Find some of Horta's exemplary designs including vast information about him in the museum.
Though most of the historic structures went down after the city was declared Belgium's
capital, Brussels was not left with stunning architecture. On it stands Art Noveau structures and Gothic churches which includes the Cathedrale des Saints Michel et Gudule and the Royal Palace. There is also the so-called European district which features contemporary architecture. The area hosts head of states and serves as the headquarters of the European Union.
The Grand-Place is not only historic, it has also been instrumental in bringing together people. The square serves as a venue for socialization as it is surrounded by fabulous cafés and trendy restaurants. Thus, it is considered as the heart of Brussels
. Located in the Lower Town, the Grand-Place also features Gothic structures like the Maison du Roi and the Town Hall.
While the Grand-Place is a place for socialization, clubbing and partying are best experienced at the Place du St. Gery. This is the hub of livelier and upscale bars. For food lovers, sample the gastronomic seafood meals at the St. Catherine Square.
is truly a cosmopolitan city! Fab and lively, Brussels even gives shopaholics the time of their lives with shopping places ranging from upscale to bargain finds in the many markets. And if you are travelling with the kids, visit the Atomium and Brupark. Plus, there are numerous family friendly Brussel hotels to choose from.
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