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EU Quarter (Quartier des Institutions Europeennes)

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Address: EU Quarter, Brussels, Belgium
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The most important building.

This place it's so important as boring, personally I do not really like this kind of architectural style, every building looks the same, only offices and some other important... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Tortona, Italy
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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This place it's so important as boring, personally I do not really like this kind of architectural style, every building looks the same, only offices and some other important stuff. During my visit there was an important meeting and the entire area was under surveillance and was strictly impossible to get close, so I could just watch the buildind for... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The place is huge. Very interesting and I think it was even free entry. Go walk around, see the beginning of EU.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Immediately north of the EU area is an area called the quarter des squares. This has many distinctive houses from the 1870 to 1910 time period including a number of Arte nouveau places both refined and flamboyant. It is worth the walk around the streets of place amboiux.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Bureaucratic is the watchword for this area. Even the buildings look like they were designed by and for bureaucrats. Brussels down the hill offers so much. Don't waste your time coming here.

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Naantali, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Whenever you hear that something(in EU) is decided in Brussels, it's in this area. Lots of different kinds of buildings from old to new in this region. Including free of charge European visiting centre Parlamentarium. Lots of restaurants, bars and cafes also in this area and don't forget their own Metro Station(Luxembourg),

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Budapest, Hungary
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The only places that are well worth visiting are the European Parliament on Place Luxembourg (with some good bars around) and the "X"-shaped Berlaymont on Schuman. Maybe driving through Rue de la Loi at night, quite interestingly lit. Everything else is just functional buildings.

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

take the metro and go there to enjoy seeing all the well known buildings of the EU administration in Brussels ...

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Solna, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A rainy day in Brussels! I learned more in four hours about EU visiting the centre so it is well worth the time going there. There is a lot of effort put down by the EU in this centre, recommended.

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South Wales
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

To be fair, it's a few office blocks so nothing to shout home about but in my opinion it's the hub of Europe, we read about 'Brussels' every day and it was worth the visit just to see where decisions that affect our lives are made. Apart from a couple of large blocks, lots of smaller offices seem to be... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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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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Address: EU Quarter, Brussels, Belgium
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