6 impressive places to experience a one-day tour in Brussels
Brussels does not have many attractions to attract tourists like other beautiful Belgian towns, but the capital has many interesting things such as world-class art museums and galleries as well as architectural constructions in the old town.
The best way to travel from this place to other ones in Brussels is by bus. To save time queuing up to buy tickets directly at the attractions, you can buy tickets to visit online before going there.
1. Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium
This museum is one of the largest art galleries in the world. There are many works of famous artists such as Petrus Christus, Rogier van der Weyden, Dirk Bouts and Gerard David. Here visitors will be immersed in the unique art world and admire the impressive masterpieces.
2. Grand Place
Right in the heart of Brussels Old Town, the Grand Square (called the Grand Place) is one of the best-preserved places in Europe. The elegant style of the square is largely due to the unique architectural idea with magnificent gables, navigators and railings, elaborately carved stone steles and creative gold decorations. The buildings here were mostly built from 1696 to 1700 in the Baroque style but were also influenced by the Flemish.
3. Manneken Pis
Often surrounded by crowds, Manneken Pis is seen as a symbol of Brussels. The statue has been present at least since 1388, but so far there is not much about the origin of the statue called "The Little Boy Peeing", or still commonly referred to as "The Oldest Citizen of Brussels". During celebrations, events and major festivals in Brussels, the statue gains more attention because he is dressed in colorful costumes.
4. Cinquantenaire Park
Cinquantenaire Park was founded in 1880 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the country's founding. Its center is Palais du Cinquantenaire, two wings of which are linked by a giant arch designed by French architect Charles Girault. There are two most interesting museums in Brussels. To this park, visitors will live in a fresh atmosphere and immerse in the green nature.
If Paris is famous for the Eiffel Tower, Belgium is famous for Atomium - a legacy retained from the 1958 World Exhibition. You can go to Belgium's Heysel area to explore the Atomium, where you can see city view and enjoy art and science exhibitions. In particular, there is a restaurant inside Atomium, where you can stop to rest and add energy after visiting this architecture.
6. Autoworld Museum
Autoworld Museum is the place to display a collection of old cars dating from the late 1890s when the first cars rolled on the road. Located at Parc du Cinquantenaire, this warehouse houses more than 400 cars, mostly European and American models. This is a great destination for those who love cars.
By: Roxana Edwards