Top of the most interesting places of Brussels for the tourist
Brussels is known as the center of the European Union. It sounds very officially and it seems tobe so boring place for tourists. But this does not mean that the tourist has nothing to do here, because there is another side of Brussels – city of art, kings and amazing architecture.
Royal Palace of Brussels
Planning the route around Brussels, it is difficult to forget one of the most beautiful buildingsin the city, the Royal Palace and the nearby Brussels Park, which is sometimes called royal because of the palace.
The Royal Palace is located in the city center on the royal square and it is the official residence of the King of Belgium. Only official receptions and royalevents are held in thepalace, the king’s family lives in another palace building.
During the absence of the king in the palace, tourists have an opportunity to inspect its interiors, among which the throne, reception and mirror rooms, the large and small white saloon, the hall with the works of the artist Goya, the Louis XVI hall, the marshals hall deserve attention.
Also noteworthy interesting places of Brussels are:
1. Our Lady of Victory Church in Sablon;
3. Cathedral of Saints Michael and Gudula;
4. Basilica of the Sacred Heart;
5. Town Hall;
6. Park 50th anniversary;
7. Grand Place Square.
Museums of Brussels
Visiting the City Museum in the King’s House, visitors can see the collection of costumes of the famous Manneken Pis (a total of 650!), which were given to the statue by high-ranking guestsof the capital in different years.
Also, if you have more free time and wish to learn more about Brussels, visit the following museums:
1. René Magritte Museum;
2. Cocoa and Chocolate Museum;
3. Museum of the architect Victor Orta;
4. Museum of Musical Instruments;
5. Museum of Natural Sciences
Secret places of Brussels
If you want to visit or see the most unusual sights of the capital of Belgium, here is a small list of where to go to:
1. Watch Carillon du Mont (Carillon du Mont), Palace of Dynasty (Palace of Dynasty).
2. The restaurant “Dinner In The Sky”
3. The Golden Fleece (Le Toison d’Or)
What to see next to Brussels?
Museum of Flint in Bassenge. The architecture of this tower, built between 1951 and 1965, presents all kinds of mystical dimensions and magical creatures.
Transparent Church, Haspengau (Haspengouw). When a modern art project is combined with atraditional – shaped church, the result is a visible church. This unusual building called “Reading between the Lines”, located near the city of Limburg, is a project of the creative studio GijsVan Vaerenbergh.
The most interesting places in Brussels are waiting for you! This is not the full list of all the best sights in the capital of Belgium. So you can explore the new bright and shocking side of Brussels.