La Grand Place

La Grand Place La Grand Place is surely one of the liveliest and populated spots in town, and it represents the historical and cultural heart of Brussels, with hundreds of tourists walking over its c...

Hotel de Ville

Hotel de Ville The idea of a palace which could represent the importance of the city as a commercial hub in North Europe was already present at the end of the XIII century, but it was only in 1401 th...

La Bourse – Brussels

La Bourse The building that houses the Brussels Stock Exchange is called La Bourse, and it is situated in the homonymous square. Built between 1867 and 1873 under the direction of architect’s Léon Su...

Manneken Pis

Manneken Pis Manneken Pis is a small bronze statue, 30 cm tall, which represents a young boy pissing into a fountain. This bizarre statue is surely one of Brussels’s most known symbols. Legend has it...

Rue de Bouchers

Rue de Bouchers Rue des Bouchers is one of the most characteristic pedestrian streets of Brussels. It is known as Brussels’ belly, due to the numerous cafés and restaurants offering all types of loca...

Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée

Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée This fine Art Nouveau building was built between 1903 and 1906, according to a design by the Belgian architect Victor Horta. At first the building was used to store ...

Palais Royale

Palais Royale The Royal Palace is the biggest and most impressive building of the Royal District, and it is the official residence of the Belgian Monarchy. A waving flag indicates that the king is in...

Place Royale

Place Royale The area of the Royal Square (Place Royale) was once occupied by the ancient Coudenberg Palace, which was destroyed by a fire in 1731. The idea of recovering the area of the rubble was b...

Cathédrale St. Michel et Godule

Cathédrale St. Michel et Godule The construction of the cathedral St Michel et Gudule started around 1225, under the kingdom of Henry I duke of Brabant, and continued for over three centuries. The ca...

Musée Royaux des Beaux-Arts

Musée Royaux des Beaux-Arts The Museum of Fine Arts is Brussels main museum, divided into three sections: ancient art, modern art and Magritte Museum. The Museum of Ancient Art (Musée d’Art Anc...