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- Worth a quick visit to learn more about the history of Brussels and the related archaeological finds.Written April 11, 2022
- Near the big eye, you can find all expensive stores and if you walk 5 more minutes you find that road with many many shops expensive and cheap and everything that you like! If you have time you can spend 2-3 hours there!Written October 24, 2019
- I visited the Marolles Flea Market in the Place Jeu de Balle at the end of August 2019. The market is easily accessible in a square midway between the Brussels Midi Station and the Palais de Justice (do use Google maps to orient yourself as there are several roads leading up to it.) It was a Friday morning and the place was fairly busy with vendors spread all over the square. In many respects this is an average flea market with just a few quirks thrown in: piles of clothes laid on the pavement, a bunch of broken up dolls all stacked together, a few mannequins creatively displayed. It is no different from many other flea markets you will find in Europe, from London to Palermo. In one respect, however, it was very different: the dozens of photo albums and hundreds of personal photos laid out on the pavement for sale.
It was very unnerving to see all these images from individual lives packed in cardboard boxes, or in some cases just strewn on cobblestones, being sold to strangers. What became of these people's lives? It was very obvious that many of the items being sold, including these photos, came from house clearances following someone's death. It made you think how alone these people must have been when they passed away not to have anyone in their lives to collect their photos before their belongings were given away. What made it even more heartbreaking was that some of the photo albums on sale were lovingly hand-decorated and annotated with personal memories: now they were being skimmed and passed over quickly by strangers looking for something valuable to buy for a bargain. I felt like buying all these photos to rescue them from the trashbin where a lot of them were likely destined to end up.
I understand that sights like these are common to flea markets all over the world, but the sheer numbers of the albums and photos for sale made Marolles a very sad, memorable experience for me. If you ever visit this market, do me a favor: buy just a few photos to honor the lives of the people whose memories are lost there. But for the grace of God, that could happen to any of us.Written February 24, 2020
- The flee market was very unimpressive compared to others we visited in Europe it was really junk stuff and not much worth buying. It was the only place that we felt threatened with regards to pick pockets in Europe. Not worth the walk in my opinion buy if you really want to go there get there early as it shuts up at about 10 or 11 am.Written September 15, 2019
- The Lower Town is in reality the historic centre of Brussels and thus the main tourist area of Brussels.
If you start at Grand Place ( Grote Markt ) which is arguably the most beautiful square in the world ,it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site then just walk in any direction the architecture is stunning,area's to note such as St Catherine and St Jean Baptiste are major tourist destinations ,one of the big attractions of the Lower Town for me is the amazing cafe's,pub's,bar's restuarant's that are to be found in this district ,if you're planning a trip to Brussels the Lower Town is most definitely well worth checking out ,in my opinion a must go destination.Written June 2, 2022
- As stated by myself and several other Tripadvisir reviewers Rue Des Bouchers in the Quartier De L'IIot Sacre is a long narrow street that to be honest is rather unremarkable ,it's lined with tourist trap restaurants and it's busy,I only walk down here to visit the magnificent Delirium Village complex ,other than that it's not a great street to check out.Written June 20, 2022
- it was a very brief visit due to time slot. somehow we manage the lunch time wandering this area.
not as neat and clean as other cities i visit in europe, but i enjoy the crowd. beware of the pick pocket
the first stop was the plaza and the st gilles town hall, moving along the alley toward the legendary mannekin piss. i love sight seeing and taking shots of the building so am very much in love with the architecture. in our way our the country we managed to visit the atomium
it was a bright day. among hundreds of people, we manage our way to 'Tintin' outlet, the popular belgium chocolate, the manekin and the legendary 1€ waffle. waffle is worth visit.
wish to stay longer here to explore more of the city !Written May 29, 2017
- The Upoer Town of Brussels is one of the best area's of the city to visit,historically the seat of power of the ruling class of Brabant ,you can tell this by the great architecture here such as the Royal Palace,Parliament and lots of other great looking building,Neo Classical architecture proliferates this district ,in my opinion it's the most beautiful district of Brussels ,even better than the architecture of Grand Place and surrounding streets ,one of my favourite area's of Brussels is the area around Grand Sablon with it's amazing winding streets and great pubs,bars and restaurants ,if you're planning a trip to Brussels it's a district of Brussels I highly recommend you check out .Written June 22, 2022
- Although I've been to the Anderlecht district of Brussels quite a few times ,mostly to visit the amazing Cantillon Brewery ( great beer ,great brewery tour ) and Brasserie de L'Ermitage ( great micro brewery ) ,I've never encountered any hostility or seen anything untoward crime wise ,not sure what's it's like of a night but I've only mostly positive experiences of this district but that said it's definitely run down ,too much left in disrepair ,there's lots of very unappealing retail outlets here ,I suppose cheap sums up the appearance ,if you've no real interest in great beers it's not a must go destination in my opinion .Written June 10, 2022
- The Commune Libre De L'IIot Sacre is an area of about four or five narrow streets lined with restaurants that although looks pretty and inviting is really best avoided as the restaurants here are pure tourist traps ,it's a pity really as streets such as Rue Du Bouchers should be must go destinations in this area but unfortunately they're not ,best to swerve this area if you're planning on visiting Brussels .Written June 21, 2022
- I visited tho tiny little church once despite I've got there during early afternoon I found out that the doors were close so I could only admire the beautiful baroque style facade from outside. This church is nice and it's located relatively nearby other important attractions a bit distant from the main city centre. Anyway a quick visit is due.Written January 13, 2016
- Located just off the manic and bustling Grand Place is the eclectic Quartier Saint Jacques ( Saint Jacques District ) one of the most ancient area's of Brussels.
Walk down Rue Du Lombard and Rue Du Marche and you're in the heart of Quartier Saint Jacques ,the streets around here are some of the oldest in Brussels with many dating back to the 14th century ,the streets are lines with great pubs,bars and restaurants and if you're into your shopping some boutique shopping outlets ,architecture is amazing ,most beautiful building here is Eglise Notra Dame Du Bon Secours De Bruxelles ,a stunning looking church that dominates the immediate area ,love nothing better than sitting outside one of the taverns here such as Au Soleil or Cafe Charbon and enjoying a classic Belgium beer and taking in the great architecture and soaking up the special vibe of this district ,if you're planning on visiting Brussels I highly recommend you visit Quartier Saint Jacques.Written May 30, 2022
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