Brussels is often referred to as the capital of Europe. Indeed, this city is International because it has the headquarters of the European Union and NATO. Brussels offers more than governmental buildings to uphold this well earned title. From my personal experience, the mixture of culture, art, incredible restaurants and vibrant nightlife, make my every visit to Brussels memorable.
Similar to many of the European countries, Brussels has a broad metro network and therefore, one day pass gives unlimited journeys. The train network is also very clear and reasonably priced. Having this in mind, a traveler can experience allot of the sights and attractions while in Brussels in a day.
Certainly, If you visit this city for a day, you have to see these wonders of the city of Brussels:
In general, there exists a perception that, a visit to New York is never complete without a trip to the world’s famous landmark; The Statue of Liberty. Similarly, a visit to Paris is never complete without a visit to the world’s famous landmark; The Eiffel Tower. In the same degree, it’s believed that a visit to Brussels is never complete without a visit to the world’s famous landmark; The Atomium.
The Atomium is a landmark building in Brussels, originally constructed for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. It is located on the Heysel Plateau. It is now a museum and the most popular tourist attraction of Europe’s capital, Brussels. In a nutshell, the Atomium is 102 meter high. The nine spheres represent an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. Moreover, the tour inside the Atomium is very interesting and with allot of information.
When we arrived at the parking near the Atomium, I was really mesmerized by the building. It is spectacular and a great place to visit once in a life time. The structure is very impressive and we had allot of fun walking around it and looking at it from different angles. At the end of our guided tour, we had some refreshments at the restaurant inside the Atomium. This restaurant offers Belgian cuisines, and besides that it has a panoramic view of Brussels and its surroundings.
- There is a gift shop with original souvenirs
- There is a restaurant
- It is located in the outcasts of Brussels
Certainly, Mannenken Pis is a peculiar symbol of the city of Brussels. It is found at the corner between the Rue de l’Étuv and the Rue du Chêne. Unfortuanately, little is known about this famous statue of a little boy peeing in a fountain. There are also no clear explanations, why the statue stands there. There are many incredible tales about the peeing little man.
During the major celebrations, events, and festivals in Brussels, the statue is famed for being dressed in different costumes. On this very day of our adventure, it was actually dressed like one of the icons of African History; Nelson Mandela.
- The area can be crowded
- The statue is small and tucked up in a corner of a busy street
- You can spot it from many cameras