- By Kevin
- On Nov 9, 2017
- Travel Tips
Brussels gets a boring Eurocrat rep,but well-drawn walks reveal the city in all its splendid diversity.Here we talk about the must-visit attractions in Brussels.
Enclosed by a 15th-century Town Hall,almost 40 sumptuous guild houses,and the equally grandiose Maison du Roi,the Grand-Place only reveals its splendor after you’ve made your way up one of the several small cobbled alleys.Labeled a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its remarkably homogeneous look,visiting Brussels’iconic square is like stepping back in time.Once every two years,its cobblestones form the canvas for an ambitious flower carpet.
While nine balls of steel balancing on a bunch of sticks might seem like a weird monument to have at first,the Atomium actually represents the composition of an iron crystal,magnified to 165 billion times its size.Engineer AndréWaterkeyn designed the 102-meter-tall(334.6 feet)giant for the Brussels 1958 World Fair to symbolize a firm belief in the scientific process.The building-and-sculpture hybrid became so popular that it’s now a permanent fixture on the capital’s skyline.