Brussels – great places to see

Brussels is one of my favorite places in the world. I just love to return there even if I have been there already more than 20 times. The city just feels so busy but at the same time so peaceful and calm. I guess I like that these two feelings can be combined in one city, and I am sure that there are other such cities in the world, but I have not visited them yet to decide that. Moreover, it is interesting to see how office workers have their lunch on a bench in the park, and it can be seen how everyone enjoys the city and its own beauty. Not to mention that it really feels like the center of the European Union which gathers people from all around Europe.

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Main places everyone should see

Atomium, Brussels

One of the main attractions in Brussels is the Atomium, which is one of the symbols of Belgium. Inside the Atomium there is an exhibition about its history and on the top floor you can see over the city.

The most beautiful place in Brussels is the Grand Place in the old town. All the houses or I would rather call them castles remind me of sand castles made by dripping sand, because of all the small details and all those golden accents. It is also magical in the evening when all the lights are turned on.

Another main attraction in the old town in Brussels is the Manneken Pis– the statue of a peeing boy, which is one of the symbols of Belgium. The story behind it, which I remember, is that this boy extinguished a fire by peeing on it – I really do not know if that is true, but that is the story I have heard. Moreover, there are other two peeing statues: the Jeanneke-Pis– a peeing girl, and the Zinneke Pis– a peeing dog.

Of course, there are other things to see and do in Brussels beside the old town, for example, it is worth to see the Royal Palace of Brussels, or Mont des Arts which is a park near the old town and in summer it looks really interesting and magical.

Royal Palace of Brussels

In a different direction from the old town is the Parc du Cinquantenaire which is large and really beautiful, and you can see there the Triumphal Arch, also if you are lucky or really attentive you might see the green parrots there.

Parc du Cinquantenaire

This is a short list of the places which are worth to see in Brussels. If you want to know the other great and interesting places in Brussels, read the full version: Great places to see in Brussels.

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