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Atomium

Monument

Atomium is the most famous city landmarks of Brussels. Designed and built for the World Fair in 1958, it symbolizes peace centered state-of-mind and the use of nuclear energy for scientific purposes, not destructive ones.

Address: Square de l’Atomium, 1020 Brussels
Métro Heysel
Open everyday from 10am to 6pm.
Prices: 12€/adult, 8€/students and teenagers, 6€/kids, free for kids under 6 years.
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Place Sainte-Catherine

Place

Place Sainte-Catherine is located in the very heart of Brussels. Baroque and medieval architecture are remarkable! Summer times offer a sweet vibe with pop-up shops, impromptu music performances and the restaurants terraces boarding it. During winter, it hosts the Christmas market and its mythic big wheel

Address: Place Sainte-Catherine, 1000 Bruxelles
Métro Sainte-Catherine

Théâtre de la Monnaie

Théâtre - Opéra

Known as one the most beautiful theaters of the XVIII century, the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie is the opera room of Brussels. You will find opera, dance, concerts and recitals from all over the world! Authors, intellectuals and artists are sometimes invited to meet the Brussels public.

Address: Place de la Monnaie 4, 1000 Brussels
Open Tuesday to Friday from 12pm to 6pm and on Saturday from 11am to 6pm.
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Manneken & Jeanneke Pis

Monument

Manneken Pis is the child of the whole Belgian nation. The little bronze sculpture, located at the corner of one the oldest street of Brussels, has nothing exceptional at first sight. If you take a closer look, he symbolizes the humour, freedom, irreverence and mischief of the Belgian people. Jeanneke Pis, his little sister, is located in the Impasse de la Fidélité. Night owls of the capitale will find her without any problem!

Address: Rue de l’Etuve 46, 1000 Brussels / Corner of Rue du Chêne and Impasse de la Fidélité 10-12, 1000 Brussels
Métro Bourse or De Brouckère
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Cathédrale Saints Michel et Gudule

Church

The St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral was built during the XIII century and renovated in the late nineties. On this occasion, architects discovered remains of Romanesque church and Romanesque crypt under the choir. The cathedral is a very touristic place and regularly welcomes artistic shows.

Address: Place Sainte Gudule, 1000 Bruxelles
Tram Parc / Métro Gare Centrale
Open Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm, on Saturday from 8am to 3:30pm, on Sunday from 2pm to 6pm.
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Halles Saint-Géry

Halls - Indoor market - Coffees

The Saint-Géry Market Halls were a former indoor market located in the heart of Brussels. Abandoned during a long time, it is nowadays a very cultural place where exhibitions and many events take place. You will find the Brussels Vintage Market every first Sunday of the month. All around, many terraces welcome locals and tourists in a very typical Brussels warm atmosphere!

Address: Place Saint-Géry, 1000 Brussels
Métro Bourse
Open everyday from 10am to midnight
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Grand Place

Place

Known as one of the most beautiful place in the world and the Europe’s most beautiful, the Grand Place of Brussels is also known for its City Hall’s asymmetry. Facades of former guild houses are plenty of ornaments and gilding. Surrounding touristic coffees and bars will allow you to have a rest and drink a beer while being amazed by the view.

Address: Grand-Place, 1000 Bruxelles
Métro Bourse or De Bouchère

Place de la Bourse

Place - Monument

The Brussels Stock Exchange located on Place de la Bourse is the second most important square in Brussels, after the Grand Place. It was, at its creation, the centre of the rapidly expending business sector. Nowadays, the building is an events and exhibitions place. The Place de la Bourse is now an emblematic location for demonstrations, big events and tourism.

Address: Place de la Bourse, 1000 Brussels
Metro Bourse
Open hours depending on events.
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Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts

Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium

Royal Museum are composed by 6 museums and gather together more than twenty thousand works of art, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, etc. Founded in 1801, they are today a great collection of Belgian art.

Address: Located surrounding Place Royale (Métro Parc or Central Station). Except for Wiertz Museum located Rue Vautier 62 in Ixelles (bus stop Luxembourg) and Meunier Museum located Rue de l’Abbaye 59 in Ixelles (tram stop Abbaye).
Open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. 
For Wirtz Museum, open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 12pm and from 12:45pm to 5pm.
Prices 8€/adult and 2€/students and kids over 5 years, free for kids under 5 years.
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Palais Royal

Palais, monument

The Royal Palace of Brussels is the King’s administrative residence but also the best place to welcome foreign Heads of States and Governments. It was expanded in 1861 during the reign of Leopold II and is nowadays composed, among others, by majestic rooms, the Throne Room and the Mirror Room which ceiling was covered by millions of jewel beetles in 2002 by the artist Jean Fabre.

Address: Place Royale, 1000 Brussels
Open to public one month a year, 
please check the agenda.
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Place du Grand Sablon

Place

The Sablon quarter is composed by the church of Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon, the twin squares and gardens. It is today an antiquarian district, full of small shops, coffees and world-famous fine chocolatiers (but try the Belgian ones, they are the bests). You will find something to satisfy your thirst or appetite at any time of the day. Take among the oldest streets of the city to reach the city center from there and enjoy the walk.

Address: Place du Grand Sablon, 1000 Brussels
Tram stop Sablon or Royale

Quartier des Marolles

Quarter

The Marolles district is an authentic and popular Brussels quarter. Located in its heart, it is composed by many typical streets and places. The Place du Jeu de Balle hosts the most famous flea market open every day of the year. In the past, the quarter was associated with poverty but now it is a very modern but yet vintage neighborhood, and one of the most appreciated by the artists. The extra plus? Take the lift linking the Place Poelaert to the Marolles and enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

Address: Place Saint-Géry, 1000 Brussels
Place du Jeu de Balle, 1000 Bruxelles

Palais de Justice et Place Poelaert

Monument

From greco roman inspiration, the Palace of Justice of Brussels extends over a larger area than the St. Peter’s Basilica in Roma. Its size symbolizes the justice’s power. Located on Place Poelart, after the palace’s architect name, you will have a wonderful view on Brussels! Don’t be sad if you find it part-covered with scaffolding, very few are the Belgians who once saw the Palace of Justice without being under refurbishment.
 
Address: Place Poelart 1, 1000 Brussels
Metro Louise or tram stop Poelart
Open Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm.

Place du Luxembourg

Place - Afterworks

The Place du Luxembourg is known for its Thursday afterworks. Surrounded by many bars and restaurants, its hosts the international youth. You will hear accents from the entire world, and meet with all the European workers. In its heart, the John Cockerill monument, a railway pioneer in Belgium, and right across the street the European Parliament!

Address: Place du Luxembourg, 1050 Ixelles

Place Flagey et Etangs d’Ixelles

Place

The Place Flagey is a mix of genres and population. Surrounded by little restaurants and bars, you should also try its Sunday morning local market. there is enough to do to spend a whole day and night there. Take a walk on the banks of the Ixelles Ponds or set a picnic on the green grass boarding it. Always crowded, in a nice way, it’s one of the most famous place of Brussels.

Address: Place Eugène Flagey, 1050 Ixelles

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