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Grand Place

Grand Place (Grote Markt) is the central square of Brussels and the heart of the city. It is in the list of UNESCO heritages and is considered to be the most visited point of Brussels. The square is surrounded by some important buildings as the city's Town Hall, Breadhouse etc.

Manneken Pis

Manneken Pis is a small bronze statue of a peeing little boy. It was created in 1618 and since then is among the most visited attractions in Brussels. It symbolizes the humor and the mind freedom of Dutch people. The statue is situated in the centre of the city, not far from the Grand Place.


Atomium is a huge construction in Brussels, which has a shape of atom. The building was ready in 1958. Atomium is 102 m high and has 9 metal balls on it. Each of them have 18 m diameter. All of them are connected to each other, showing the unity of the cell. Atomium has an observation desc and a restaurant.

Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert is a shopping center in Brussels. It has the style of a traditional European shopping area, and was built even before the Saint Emmanuelle shopping area in Milan. It is a glazed narrow street with iron framework design.

St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule)

Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula is a catholic church in Brussels, built in Roman style. It took about 300 years to complete the entire church and the cathedral was finally ready in 16th century. The cathedral has 2 towers with 64 metres high.


Mini-Europe is a theme park in Brussels, which presents the miniatures of the Europe’s most famous buildings, monuments, statues and attractions. It is situated right next to the Atomium building. Over 80 cities and 350 buildings are shown in Mini-Europe.

MIM - Musical Instruments Museum

MIM is the musical instruments museum in Brussels, which is a part of Royal Museums for Art and History. The museum is unique in it’s format and contains over 8.000 instruments. The museum now presents the musical history of Belgium, European musical traditions, and non-European instruments.


Parlamentarium is the part of European Parliament, which is accessible for the visitors. It is an exhibition, which shows and explains the essence of the European Parliament and European other institutions; their system, moto, goals and working process.

Town Hall (Hotel de Ville)

Town hall is one of the main buildings in Grand Place, Brussels. The building stands since the Middle Ages. The building is decorated with different statues, presenting nobles, saints and historical figures. Town hall consist of a large building with a tower in the middle.

Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History

Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History is a military museum situated in Cinquantenaire Park. The first exhibition opened in 1910 and got a great success. MRA contains approximately 900 items. A great part of the exhibition includes aircraft, both military and civilian.

Parc du Cinquantenaire

Parc du Cinquantenaire (French for "Park of the Fiftieth Anniversary", pronounced [paʁk dy sɛ̃kɑ̃tnɛʁ]) or Jubelpark (Dutch for "Jubilee Park", pronounced [ˈjybəlpɑrk]) is a large public, urban park (30 hectares) in the easternmost part of the European Quarter in Brussels, Belgium. Most...

Rene Magritte House Museum

This multidisciplinary collection is the richest in the world. It comprises more than 200 works consisting of oils on canvas, gouaches, drawings, sculptures and painted objects as well as advertising posters, music scores, vintage photographs and films directed by Magritte himself.

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