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Address: Esplanade Solidarnosc | Off Rue Belliard, Brussels 1047 , Belgium
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Description: FREE ENTRY. Experience the European Parliament in Brussels like never...
FREE ENTRY. Experience the European Parliament in Brussels like never before. At our Visitors' Centre, children and adults alike get to discover what the European institutions that represent them are all about in a refreshingly new way: the Parlamentarium. Our Portable Media Guides take our visitors through an interactive journey of European integration, revealing the impact this process has had on the everyday lives of Europeans. As the first ever citizens' exhibition to do so, the Parlamentarium caters to all 24 official languages of the European Union, and is completely free! Our facilities and multimedia guides have been designed to be fully accessible to those with special needs. From 20 November 2014 until 15 May 2015, the Parlamentarium is hosting 'Fashion Art EU' as its latest temporary exhibition. Come and see 28 outfits, each one designed by an artist from a different member-state, all reflecting the common values of Europe!
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As others have said, this is really an advert trying to convince you that the European institutions really do have an influence on our everyday life. There are lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

As others have said, this is really an advert trying to convince you that the European institutions really do have an influence on our everyday life. There are lots of interactive displays, including a map of Europe over which you can push mobile displays and choose to hear a commentary in more than 20 languages. It's informative if you have... More 

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Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

You should visit this place to learn about other cities in Europe and their history. They give you headphones and generally people who work there are very kind.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Parlamentarium is one of the places, where I would go againg next time in Brussels. It is really enternaining, especially for young children. You can take a glance at the history of EU, watch film about it in a special projection room as well as have fun with the interactive facilities ang games. :)

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Even teenagers liked this one - a really good way to learn more about the workings of the European Parliament and the European project in general.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is certainly a must do if you find yourself in Brussels. The whole takes around 2 hours and best enjoyed than described.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I went to the parlamentarium after I had had a full morning of activities so was tired going in which in turn made me skip through a lot of the museum and leave early. I returned on a Sunday fully reseted and found it much more interesting that day. It is high tech, really well laid out and extremely informative.... More 

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Liege, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Quite an interesting visit, you'll be able to learn lots of things about the European Union, how it works, its history, etc. I liked it, but the informations at some point were just too many I couldn't keep up with all the screens and panels, a bit overwhelming, makes it hard to concentrate.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were here a couple of times with student groups. It takes about 45 minutes to go through. Worth going if you are an EU citizen.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Large place which took us 3 to 4 hours to get through what we wanted but certainly not everything. Left feeling rather knowledgeable of the founding, building and running of the EU. I even felt pride in the fact that as a Scottish citizen I was part of this. For what it is and the fact it is free this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

An excellent place to learn about Europe and the construction of the European Union from WWII until the present. There is nothing like it. Anyone who visits Brussels must go to the Parlamentarium.

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