Brussels: an internationally important local city of Europe

Brussels is the capital of Belgium. This European city is an important seat to many significant organizations and also de facto capital of the European Union. The city, for various reasons, is beaconing politicians, diplomats and civil servants from across the world to settle down permanently.

Brussels is multilingual and one can find the influence of Dutch and French everywhere. The city is visited by many tourists round the year for business and holiday. While there is a lot to explore in the city you can begin your tour by visiting the Grand Place-Grote Markt. This place is encircled by a variety of beautiful buildings that are more than 300 years old. The evening at this market is absolute delight. The whole place is illuminated and it is fun to be here around that time. Sometimes a music and light show is held to spice up your evenings. You can enjoy the Gaufre de Liège-Luikse wafe picked from a local shop and appreciate the good times in the city.

A short distance away is the Manneken Pis, a bronze statue that embodies the “irreverent spirit” of the city. Locals have created many outfits for this statue. Jeanneke Pis is another statue and modern fountain in Brussels. This statue was established in 1987 with a sole purpose of entertaining the passersby.

Parc du Cinquantenaire-Jubelpark was set up in 1880 to celebrate Belgium’s 50th anniversary. In the centre lies the Palais du Cinquantenaire, the wings of which are joined with an enormous arch. This arch was designed by the renowned French architect Charles Girault. Two of Brussels remarkable museums Belgian Army Museum and Museum of Military History and Autoworld are located here.

The Belgian Army Museum and Museum of Military History provides a sneak peek into the military history of the country and all important crusades witnessed by the Belgians. The Autoworld comprises an amazing collection of more than 550 vintage cars and other automobiles.

The Atomium is a symbolic building standing in its impressive glory in the city. It was formerly developed for Brussels World’s Fair in 1958. Today this creation is a landmark in Brussels. The 335 feet tall structure is a symbol to reckon with in the capital city. It constitutes of nine 59 feet diameter stainless steel spheres all connected with tubes. You can climb up to the top to catch the scenic view of Brussels.

Brussels

You can also step into the Natural Sciences Museum of Belgium. It is especially famous for its collection of iguanodons (dinosaurs discovered in a coal-mine in Belgium). Besides it contains a variety of animals and mammals. Children are sure to have fun here as there are many activities they can indulge into.

You can also a calm day in Brussels by simply walking past the city, gazing at the lovely constructions, enjoying the cool evening breeze stopping on the way at a pub to catch a drink.

When you book your cheap tickets to Brussels, you must not forget to try the famous Belgian chocolates from Neuhaus, Leonidas, Godiva, Galler, Planete Chocolat, Chocopolis and others. Savor the taste of Belgium in the illustrious city, go shopping and partying to complete your trip!

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