Never leave Brussels without visiting the very heart of the city, the Grand Place which is locally called Grote Markt. Walk around the city to experience the elegant design of the facades’ Baroque architecture that are richly embellished with stoneworks, balustrades, gold detailing, and gables. Hôtel de Ville is the popular Town Hall in the Grand Place which dates back to 1402. Take a tour inside to witness the famous Maximilian Chamber, a magnificent room adorned with embellishments such as the grand ceiling of Victor Janssens and the beautiful and intricate tapestries.
One of the most recognizable landmark attractions of Brussels is the bizarre 102-meter high structure called the Atomium. This structure is an is the interpretation of iron molecule created by André Waterkeyn for the 1958 Brussels World Exhibition. Made of steel and aluminum material, the Antonium can host visitors and tourists inside its interior. An interesting show about human life called the Biogenium is presented in the four of the nine spheres of Atomium. Be ready to be in awe of the magnificent structure and the mind enriching knowledge of science presented in the Atomium.
Another popular tourist destination in Brussels is the Saint-Michael Cathedral. The centuries old Gothic design of the church boasts a magnificent façade in which perfect symmetrical designs are placed. It rises elegantly upwards as it stands 69 meters high. You may enter the cathedral to experience the beauty of its elegant and beautiful furnishings. The cathedral gives off a serene character with its proportioned interiors. The magnificent work of Bernard van Orley, the stained glass windows, can be seen here and it completes the cathedral’s traditional design.
Satisfy your historical, arts and culture experience by visiting the Belgian Comic Strip Center. This lovely more-than-a-century-old building is devoted to the wonderful history of comic strips and cartoons, especially popular works such as The Smurfs and TinTin. The museum features works of local comic artists, as well as works of neighboring French comic artists. The well-curated collection of the museum includes the drafts sketched, manuscripts, and reconstructed sets.
After enjoying the Belgian Comic Strip center head to a completely different but equally popular museum—the Belgian Royal Museum of Fine Arts. Do not miss the opportunity to visit this museum for it is considered as one of the largest and best art galleries in the whole world. The art gallery collection is divided into two parts: The Musée d'art ancient and the Musée d'art moderne. Musée d'art ancient translates to Museum of Ancient Art, and it includes renowned works of Dutch and Flemish Old Masters, such as the works of Gerard David, Hans Memling and many more. Musée d'art modern, which translates to Museum of Modern art, features 19th and 20th-century works of art by Belgian artists.
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