Historic Sites in Brussels

Historic Sites in Brussels, Belgium

Brussels Historic Sites

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  • Nicole G
    Mississauga, Canada154 contributions
    Fun, busy place. Many streets lead into this beautiful square. Even better was that we did a guided walking tour several days into our stay and our guide was able to tell us all about each building. Great place to have a drink and people watch.
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • June A
    Surrey, UK2,408 contributions
    Luxembourg Square marks the entrance to the European Parliament and its associated institutions. The small exhibition on the work of the EU and what it all does is free to visit and makes for a good introduction when visiting the rest of the complex and surrounding area.
    Written June 10, 2021
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  • Jake23
    New Jersey6,395 contributions
    We took a walk through to see the various shops. It’s enclosed with a roof and has a lot of high ends stores and a few dining options.
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • Jake23
    New Jersey6,395 contributions
    Very beautiful cathedral. Free entry as well if you would like to walk inside. It’s about a 7 minute walk from Grand Place.
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • S E
    Avondale, AZ710 contributions
    Quite a large park that seems well-maintained with statues and that lovely gate that makes for good photography.
    Written August 3, 2022
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  • cangemi
    Essen7 contributions
    Overwhelming! We managed to get tickets for the very short opening period which is normally from mid April to the frist week of May.
    Written May 10, 2022
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  • Federico F
    Vicenza, Italy78 contributions
    The palace is beautiful and the garden too, It deserves a visit and sometimes the entry is free. It closes early in the afternoon.
    Written May 12, 2022
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK611,755 contributions
    Notre Dame Du Sablon ( Church Of Our Blessed Lady Of The Sablon ) is a beautiful church located in Quartier Sablon in the Upper Town.
    Constructed in the 15th century ,it's Brabantine Gothic exterior looks amazing but there are other architectural styles here to admire which have been added over the years most notably Baroque and Gothic elements ,in my opinion the best views of the exterior of the church are from Jardin Du Petit Sablon ,the interior is stunning but as this is a place of worship I took no photo's ,to me it seems inappropriate to take photo's of someone's place of worship ,all in all it's a church I highly recommend you visit if you're in the area and is easy to locate along Rue Des Sablons.
    Written July 2, 2022
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  • Jake23
    New Jersey6,395 contributions
    Another UNESCO site in Brussels. We were unable to get inside, but seeing it from the outside was interesting. It also has some interesting history associated with it.
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • Hendrik T
    Leuven, Belgium85 contributions
    I visited the Halle gate since there is an exposition of the painter Bruegel.
    The gate is visiting worthwhile and now you have an exposition of the painter Breugel (16th century) and it's time. Audio guide is good and included. Try also the virtual reality where you enter into this period. You have also a good view of Brussels at the rampart.
    Written December 29, 2019
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  • Vanolyn
    Portland, OR139 contributions
    We did not go inside but appreciated the immensity of the building and the history - there is also a good viewpoint from “upper town” right here. We only wish the scaffolding were off to better appreciate the architecture
    Written June 26, 2022
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  • Stefan G
    Washington DC, DC973 contributions
    This underground museum (more of an archaeological site, really) covers an old palace that made up a decent portion of the part of Brussels in which the museum is located. I thought it was interesting. However, imagination is required and you really need to use the audio-guide to understand what you're looking at. Otherwise, you're just staring at a lot of brick and stone and you'll find the place completely boring. For that reason, I don't recommend the museum for children.

    For the audio-guide, use your phone and go to the website given for the museum. There's Wi-Fi throughout the museum.

    I listened to about 90% of the audio and was able to see the entire museum, including the small section of artifacts at the end, in about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

    There's a large gift-shop as well as a few toilets throughout the museum.
    Written September 13, 2020
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  • June A
    Surrey, UK2,408 contributions
    La Bourse is the former stock exchange building on the appropriately named Stock Exchange Square. Sadly it is or at least was closed to the public during my visit in the summer of 2020 but I nevertheless walked past it multiple times each day being so close to my apartment. It is hard to miss because of its central location in the historic heart of the city and looks fantastic when lit at night.
    Written June 6, 2021
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  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary2,509 contributions
    We visited St. Nicholas Church on our way to the heart of Brussels, the Grand-Place.
    It is a nice church dating back to 12th century.
    Written October 25, 2021
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  • aida68
    Miami, FL398 contributions
    My friends and I love the opera, and this is one of the most beautiful opera venues in Europe. The performance was outstanding as well. The only issue we found (coming from Miami), was the heating system. It was November and was cold outside but it was burning inside the building. We were sweating the whole time.
    Written March 8, 2020
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