As Belgium's largest city and capital, Brussels is historic yet modern. Since the end of the Second World War, it has been a major center for international politics, such as the administrative capital of the European Union. Its medieval landmark Grand Place is surely one of the world's most unique squares.

Day 1

Bruxelles, Brussel

Grand Place

It is the central square and 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. The square is the most memorable landmark in Brussels and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is accessible by public transit at the Bruxelles Central Station

Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

It is a shopping arcade lined with cafes, theaters and luxury stores in the town center. It has twin regular façades with glazed arcaded shopfronts separated by pilasters and two upper floors, all in an Italianate Cinquecento style, under an arched glass-paned roof with a delicate cast-iron framework.

St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral

It is a Roman Catholic church. A chapel dedicated to St. Michael was probably built as early as the 9th century. It took about 300 years to complete the entire church, and It was completed in 1519.

Mont des Arts

It is a historic site with a garden in the city center and offers one of Brussels' finest views. From the elevated vantage point, the famous tower of the Brussels Town Hall in the Grand Place is clearly visible.

Musical Instruments Museum

It is part of the Royal Museums for Art and History and internationally renowned for its collection of over 8,000 instruments. Its collection represents Belgian musical history, European musical traditions, and non-European instruments. Since 2000, the museum has been located in the former Old England department store, built in 1899.

Manneken Pis

Manneken Pis is a landmark small bronze sculpture, depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain's basin. It was designed and put in place in 1619.

Day 2


Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

There are six museums connected with the Royal Museum, with two of them (the Museum of Ancient Art and the Museum of Modern Art, Brussels) in the main building. The Royal Museum contains over 20,000 drawings, sculptures, and paintings, which date from the early 15th century to the present. It also has an extensive collection of Flemish painting.

Royal Square

Built in the 18th century, this historic square contains a statue of Godfrey of Bouillon, the leader of the first crusade in 1096, riding on horseback at the center of the square; the Church of Saint Jacques-sur-Coudenberg, consecrated in 1787; and several museums.

Musée Belvue

It is a history museum focused on the history of Belgium and the its monarchy.

Royal Palace of Brussels

It is the official palace of the King and Queen of the Belgians. In the palace an important part of the royal collection is found. This consists of mainly state portraits and important furniture of Napoleon, King Louis Philippe and such.

Triumphal Arch

Parc du Cinquantenaire (English translation "Park of the Fiftieth Anniversary") is a large public park. At the center of the park is the Triumphal Arch. It was planned for the National Exhibition of 1880 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the independent state of Belgium. Today three museums are hosted in the park.

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