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Address: EU Quarter, Brussels, Belgium
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Center of the EU

Huge and modern buildings. Very different architecture from rest of the city. Worth a visit in this area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2015
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Ashkelon, Israel

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Ashkelon, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Huge and modern buildings. Very different architecture from rest of the city. Worth a visit in this area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Upon seeing this building from the outside I was a little awestruck at how large it was and how important it is. It sits at the center of the European Union. It didn't really click in my head that there was a central point where all of the EU is operated from until I saw it. If you can you... More 

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Gabrovo, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I visited the Quarter last week and I think it's quite interesting for an European to come here an learn more about the EU. Entry is free, but you have to tell fot your coming two months before you visit it. The buildings are modern (some look like shopping centres), the restaurant in the parliament offers very delicious meals at... More 

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

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 15, 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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