- By Kevin
- On Nov 9, 2017
- Travel Tips
Vibrant Brussels is known for being many things at once,and that versatility extends to its attractions.Peeing statues,parks and hills with specific cultural missions,resplendent Art Nouveau and Art Deco villas,and even Europe in miniature–Brussels has it all.Brussels guides help you find the right ways to travel around Brussels.
Place du Jeu de Balle
There is no better time or place to hunt for secondhand steals than early in the morning at the Place du Jeu de Balle,a veritable bric-a-brac heaven.Bargaining is key at this daily open-air market in the Marolles neighborhood,where couleur locale is always in heavy supply,and you’d do well to keep your eyes peeled for diamonds in the rough amongst the discarded toasters.
The most regal-looking park in all of Brussels is again a brainchild of Leopold II.The Cinquantenaire Park‘s grand triumphal arch commemorates Belgium’s 50th anniversary as a nation,and the historic goodness continues in three sprawling museums(Autoworld,the Royal Military Museum,and the Cinquantenaire Museum).Sunny days see the vast lawns fill up with picnickers and frisbee players.