Explore Brussels Attractions
A while back I met a tourist who was having a hard time finding enough Brussels attractions to fill her two days in the city.
Standing near the cocoa bean roaster at the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate I thought, "Au contraire" as I mentally recalled all the things to do and see in the Capital of Europe.
Wanting to protect Brussels' reputation, I offered the tourist a verbal 'things to do' list that promised to fill her remaining two days and then some. Pleasantly surprised, she scurried off to pick up some Galler Chocolate (recommended by a clerk at the museum) and then was off to the Music Instruments Museum, the Atomium, and Mini-Europe for the afternoon.
This section is all about Brussels Attractions. And because there are so many things to do and see in the Capital of Europe, the section will continually evolve.
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In this section, we offer directories for Brussels Attractions including sections for museums, shopping, churches, zoos and parks, theaters and cinemas, monuments, royal and government buildings and classes and workshop.
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Paris has the Eiffel Tower. London has Big Ben. And Brussels has the Atomium, a structural remnant from the 1958 world fair held. My son and I visited the structure and liken it to going inside some kind of gigantic science exhibit. Upon entrance, a medium-sized elevator zips you up to the top sphere in 22 seconds, giving you a panoramic view of the area. More here...
Belgian Comic Strip Center
While much of the world may not realize that the likes of Tintin, the Smurfs, Lucky Luke and Asterix are Belgian-creations, die-hard comic fans know that Belgium's place in the comic book world is right up there with the creators of Superman, Spiderman and other famous comic book characters. Housed in an Art Nouveau building designed by Victor Horta, the Center uses its 4,000 square meters of museum floors to host temporary and permanent exhibitions for some 200,000 visitors a year,
Bruparck is a great place to spend a day with the family if you want to take a break from sight-seeing and eating chocolate. There you can tour mini replicas of famous European monuments, choose from a wide variety of restaurants, enjoy water fun at Oceade, an indoor/outdoor water park and take in the latest movie (in English!) at Kinepolis, a 24-theater cinema.
Cathedral Saint Michel
Having been a part of Brussels history for more than 1,000 years, Cathedral Saint Michael connects Brussels present with Brussels past. Both locals and tourists frequent the quiet respite during the day and enjoy regular services on the weekends. The church offers several tours, taking you back to a Brussels that was Romanesque and medieval. More here...
Manneken Pis is a 61 centimeter (24-inch) bronze fountain sculpture of a naked boy urinating into the fountain's basin. Belgium's famous and irreverant mascot enjoys a colorful if not confused history and has more outfits than Imelda Marcos has shoes. More here...
Technoplis is a hands-on science 'park'where kids of all ages can participate - and learn from - 280 interactive exhibits. The mission at this wonder park is 'Bringing science and technology to the people'. And bring it they do. Two large floors of activities, a Children's Science Center for 4-8 year olds, an outdoor activity area plus a restaurant offer enough entertainment for at least a half-day of fun.
We never tire of wandering through this thousand-year-old medieval monastic site, exploring ancient nooks and crannies, discovering secret hiding places, and imagining life in the middle ages full of hardships against a backdrop of some of the most beautiful structures ever built in Belgium. More here...
If you want to see where Napolean 'met his Waterloo', then this is the place. The famous village of Waterloo lent its name to the battle that decided the course of European history nearly 200 years ago in 1815. But there's more to do in Waterloo Belgium than see the battlefield. More here...
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