Brussels is an amazing city, even if there are many things to visit and is the Capital of Belgium and the place where is located the European Parliament, you can visit this city in just three days. You need just a good organization and mapping your best sightseeing.
You can choose where start your tour, depending on your arrival time. When we visited Brussels, we have left our luggage at our Air Bnb Apartment, almost 30 minutes away from the city centre by tram, we went directly to the World’s beautiful and colourful squares, The Grand Palace.
Grand Palace, Manneken Pis and Everard t’Serclaes
The best attraction of your first step in Brussels is the Town Hall, an example of Gothic building in a colourful contest, with other traditional Belgian Buildings and cobbled streets. Just around the corner of the Grand Palace, there is the statue mascotte of Brussels, the one gives to everyone a reason to laugh. You don’t miss the Manneken Pis, a statue of a child who is urinating. The legend wants this kid pis on a bomb and lets it get off to destroy everything. Just on the way between the Grand Palace and Manneken Pis, there is a statue of another legend of Brussels, the Everard t’Serclaes. Legend wants you to make wish touching sliding from the shoulder to the foot of the statue.
Visit the Atomium
If you arrive in the morning, and still have the afternoon free and clear, we suggest visiting the Atomium. Its located on Avenue de l’Atomium. The structure was constructed for the 1958 World Fair, the Atomium has become one of the icons of the city. The night is coming, so it’s the time to see the light of Brussels. You can opt for end your day at Place Poelaert, The Palace of Justice. Here you can have a stunning panoramic view of the city and over that.
Musée des instrument de musique de Bruxelles and Jardin du Luxemburg
Always in the second day of our visit, we fill up our bags and get over till night. Its a day where we still have a lot of energy, and still are curious about the city where we are. So fill your belly at the breakfast and go directly to the Musée des instruments de musique de Bruxelles (Musical Instrument Museum), a music museum which houses over 8,000 musical instruments.
We suggest you pass from the Jardin du Luxemburg on your way to the Museum. Its a beautiful spot on the city, a good place to take pictures and post straight on your social channel. We been there and spend almost one hour, try to figure out all possible scenario for our pictures.
There is the step going up where you can find the Museum just in front of you.
The afternoon it is the time to take some rest and get a beer or two. Belgium is the Nation of the good and tasty beer. So, lose yourself in one of the Pubs with Craft Beers. After the afternoon rest, take the way to the lovely Boulevard de Waterloo. This is one of the main high-end fashion shopping centre street of the city. You can just pop in a chocolate shop and taste a good hot chocolate, especially if you are visiting Brussels in a cold winter.
Belgium is well known in the World for the Chocolate, the Craft Beers and Cartoons like Din Tin and The Smurfs.
Parlamentarium and a lot of chocolate
Your last day in Brussels leave to you short time remaining, so you need to plan a short but important visit to the last. If you still have time before departure, we will suggest you take huge breakfast with a tasty Waffles with dark Belgian Chocolate (My favourite one, Alessia prefer the classic Nutella and sometimes put the strawberries).
for a quick but important visit, you can go to the European Parliament. There is a basic section called “Parlamentarium”, where there is explained the history of Europe and how is the actual composition. The “Parlamentarium” is an interactive explanation of the European Union, from the basis to the actual composition and the government. Really interesting to know the European History, grouped in a museum dedicated to showcasing Europe’s History and culture.
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