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EU Quarter (Quartier des Institutions Europeennes)

EU Quarter, Brussels, Belgium
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Ranked #145 of 218 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Government Buildings
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The EU Quarter just has a tonne of big buildings and not much else to be honest. The buildings aren't pretty, they're pretty ugly and could have been made to look a lot better seeing as the architect probably knew it would be a tourist attraction in the coming years. When we visited, there was also building work being done... More

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Lille, France
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Beautiful place But in photos it's much more beautiful to see! especially now when there is some works on the field!

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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

felt great to visit,we went on the day of open eu doors and a exhibition was going on which we enjoyed a lot and also went to their conference room. gethered lot of information from there

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Sofia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
50 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Some of the worst examples of modern architecture I have encountered - particularly the building of the EU commission. Not sure this is the best way to spend the taxpayers' money. Dead on the weekends, plenty of construction - but they do have a Carrefour open on the weekends there at the Schumann station.

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London, United Kingdom
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137 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This area is the home / office of the EU. Most of people think it is boring, but if you have time, you can visit and see how the EU works. The buildings there are huge and very pretty. Highly recommended!

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München
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

A work place, not worth a visit. There are office buildings all around, expensive small restaurants with bad quality catering the people that work there and have no choice at lunch time. Dead area after 6pm or on weekends.

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Brussels, Belgium
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

The EU Quarter best moment to visit is on a Thursday afternoon. Go to Place Luxembourg in front of the European Parliament and see where your tax money goes when all Eurocrats start their weekends. ;) The neighbourhood itself is practically died out on the weekends (Friday through Sunday). There are some beautiful parks with great architecture though. Worth visiting:... More

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Bruxelles
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

To satisfy the hunger of Europeqan insitutions swathes of pleasantgold quarters were destroyed in favour of a soulless giant

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Bruselas
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27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Full of new buildings that host EU offices and private business. Almost no shops, many sandwich places, a few bars and cafes and a couple of restaurants. Hard to understand how Brussels municipality allowed and still allows to destroy old buildings to build instead huge ones for even more offices.

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Sofia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Several glass-steel-concrete buildings and lots of euro-bureaucrats, overcrowding the surrounding cafe's and resto's. If you have limited time in Brussels - do not bother to go.

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