Brussels Sights

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  • Building/Architectural Site

Like a giant, shiny child's toy rising up out of a forest, the Atomium was created in 1958 as part of the World's Fair of Brussels. Unlike...

Cathédrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The twin Gothic towers and outstanding stained-glass windows of the city's cathedral look down over the city. One namesake, Saint Michael,...

Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée

  • Museum/Gallery

It fell to the land of Tintin to create the world's first museum dedicated to the ninth art—comic strips. While comics have often struggled...


  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Under the Place Royale lie the remains of the massive Palais de Charles V, first constructed in the 11th century and upgraded over hundreds...

European Union project

  • Government Building

The European Union project brought jobs and investments to the city, but in the process entire neighborhoods were razed to make room...


  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

This jewel box of a square is arguably Europe's most ornate and most theatrical. It's a vital part of the city—everyone passes through...

Hôtel de Ville

  • Government Building

Dating from the early 15th century, the magnificent Gothic-era Hôtel de Ville dominates the Grand'Place. It's nearly 300 years older...

Les Marolles

  • Neighborhood/Street

If the Grand'Place stands for old money, the Marolles neighborhood stands for old—and current—poverty; though times are changing,...

Maison des Brasseurs

  • Museum/Gallery

On the same side of the Grand'Place as the Hôtel de Ville, the Maison des Brasseurs was once the brewers' guild and is still the home...

Manneken Pis

  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

Despite drawing sightseers for centuries and launching a countless number tchotchkes, the minuscule statue of the peeing boy may leave...


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