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Often known as the European Union (EU) quarter, this area combines the behemoth buildings of the government institutions, the lovely Parc du Cinquantenaire, and many of the city's best museums and sights. The area lies to the east of the city center. To get here, take Metro Line 1 or 5 to Schuman or Merode. If you are driving, simply follow the signs pointing toward the "European institutions."
Lying just south of the city center, Ixelles includes the city's most upmarket shopping district and the vibrant beat of Brussels's African...