Best Tourist Places to Visit in Brussels, Belgium, Europe

Best Tourist Places to Visit in Brussels, Belgium, Europe

Brussels is the capital city of Belgium country situated in center of the country consisting of 19 municipalities, Brussels spans a total area of 161.38 square kilometers (62.2 square miles) and situated at an elevation of 43 feet (13 meters) above the sea level. Brussels is home to government buildings and world headquarters of multinationals, European institutions and numerous other companies. Dutch and French are the main languages communicated in the city and Christianity and Muslim religions are followed in the city. Brussels is surrounded by Dilbeek, Anderlecht, Ixelles Elsene, Machelen, Grimbergen, Vilvoorde, Forest Vorst and Zaventem and coordinates of Brussels are 50.8500° N, 4.3500° E.


History of Brussels:

Brussels name was derived from Old Dutch Broeksel which means home in the marsh and around 580, first church was constructed in the region and in 13th century first wall was constructed in the city by Dukes of Brabant. The city of Brussels was ruled by numerous kings and during their era they developed various forts, churches and monuments in the city. During the First World War, the city was captured by Germans and after the Second World War many developments occurred in the city and later the Brussels city developed rapidly.


Attractions in Brussels:

European Parliament:

European Parliament is situated 5 kilometers distance from core of the city in Wiertzstraat 60 is one of the must visit place in the city prominent for its architecture.


Church of Saint Mary Magdalene:

Church of Saint Mary Magdalene is one of the oldest church in the country constructed in 1400’s but was destroyed in the year 1580 and renovated during the 15th century and renowned for small sculptures of St. Mary Magdalene holding the baby Jesus.


Antoine Wiertz Museum:

Antoine Wiertz Museum is positioned at the distance of 5 kilometers from center of the city is a small building that exhibits all the works of romantic painter Antoine Joseph Wiertz and offers an ambiance that conserves feel of the romantic artistic movement quite perfectly.


Rene Magritte Museum:

Rene Magritte Museum is positioned 4 kilometers away from center of the city Brussels, was the residence of a surrealist painter of Belgium for almost 24 years and the museum showcases over 400 documents from the biographical journey of Magritte.

Above all chocolate shopping is must do.


Places to see in Brussels:

  • Grand Place
  • Atomium
  • Anderlecht
  • Cinquantenaire Triumphal Arch
  • Museum of Ancient Art
  • Eglise Notre-Dame du Sablon
  • Ixelles Elsene
  • Koekelberg
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • The Brussels Stock Exchange
  • The Université Libre de Brussels


Climate in Brussels:

Brussels faces an oceanic climate with warm summer and cool winter and best time to visit Brussels is from June to September.


Transportations to Brussels:

By Air:

Brussels is served by Brussels Airport situated 14 kilometers away from heart of the city and numerous carriers operate from airport to major destinations in the Europe and regular flights are available to neighboring countries.


By Train:

Brussels railway station is the main station in the country connecting to all the cities in the country and operates high speed rail links to London through the Eurostar train via Channel Tunnel and to other countries like Amsterdam, Fyra, Paris, Cologne, Thalys, Cologne and Frankfurt.


By Road:

Brussels has an extensive road network connecting from different parts of the country and major highways leads to the capital city and trams and buses are the main mode of transportation in the city.


Accommodation in Brussels:

Being a popular tourist destination in Belgium, Brussels is renowned for many ultra luxurious to 7 star hotels that provide good and decent accommodation services to the tourists making hotel reservations. The hotels provide world class services like 24 hrs help desk, free internet connections, breakfast, airport shuttle, spa and sauna, serve authentic Japanese cuisines and much more and cost from $ 20 to $ 500 and above per day. List of hotels located in Brussels are as follows:

  • Argus Hotel Brussels
  • Azimut Flathotel Apparthotel
  • Stanhope Hotel
  • Be Manos Hotel
  • Hotel Manos Premier
  • Hotel Eurostars Montgomery
  • Hotel Hilton Brussels
  • Le Châtelain All Suite
  • Hotel Radisson SAS Brussels
  • Hotel Royal Windsor Grand Place
  • Odette en Ville Hotel Brussels
  • Hotel Hilton Brussels City

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