- By Kevin
- On Nov 6, 2017
- Travel Tips
The best place to stay in Brussels for sightseeing is within walking distance of Grand Place(Grote Markt).This wide square in the heart of the Old Town is popular for its great shopping,dining,and well-preserved architecture and is a great place from which to explore attractions such as the Mannekin Pis fountain and Saint-Michel Cathedral.The following information is about the top 3 attractions in Brussels during your Brussels vacation.
Mont des Arts
The Mont des Arts was created between 1956 and 1958,occupying the elevated site between the Place Royale and the Place de l'Albertine.The architecturally imposing complex of large buildings includes the Bibliothèque Albert I and the strikingly modern Palais de la Dynastie and Palais de Congrès.From the square between them is a fine view of the lower central city.The Bibliothèque Albert I was founded during the period of Burgundian rule and comprises more than three million volumes together with a valuable collection of manuscripts and several interesting museums.
Address:Boulevard de l'Empereur,Central Brussels
Notre-Dame du Sablon
The 15th-to 16th-century church of Notre-Dame du Sablon(Onze Lieve Vrouw op de Zavel),generally considered one of the loveliest Late Gothic churches in Belgium,was built as a replacement for a small chapel first erected on the sandy expanse of the Sablon by the Crossbowmen's Guild in 1304.The interior of the church is breathtaking,in particular because of its marvellous stained glass.Also of interest is the burial chapel of the Thurn und Taxis family,partly the work of Luc Fayd'herbe.Kept in the sacrarium is a figure of the Virgin,a copy,so legend has it,of a Madonna brought to the chapel in 1348 by a woman from Antwerp,Baet Soetens,to whom the Virgin had appeared.
Address:Rue de la Regence,Central Brussels