Sunday, 5 July 2009

Brussels - the Capital of Europe

BrusselsBrussels is one of the most attractive city in EU, and the capital of Belgium, the administrative centre of the European Union. This has earned the city the title of the Capital of Europe.

BrusselsThe Monnaie is the main theatre in Brussels, it is home to the National Opera of Belgium.

The Grand Place is Brussels central market square and one of its biggest tourist attractions.

Manneken Pis (translation, little man pee) is a bronze fountain just outside the Grand Place. Depending on the occasion he is dressed in one of his hundreds of costumes.

The Brussels Palace of Justice, or Court House, construction finished in 1883 (perhaps this if why it is undergoing some major restoration work).

BrusselsThe Royal Palace of Brussels is the official palace of the King of belgians, However, the Royal Family does not currently dwell here.

Brussels Exterior of St. Michael and Gudula Cathedral. Located on the Treurenberg Hill.

Brussels is home to the head offices of many major European and International Companies. Brussels is also the heart of the European Union (EU) parliament and offices.

How to Get: by train, International trains, high speed trains (Thalys and Eurostar) connect Brussels to other important cities in neighbour countries. From London, just 1 hours by Eurostar, from Lille, just half an hour. You can find more informations on any railway company and their schedules at Railway Info website.

Where to stay Brussels Hotels
Sheraton Brussels Hotel, the hotel is across the street from the city’s main shopping area (Rue Neuve) and just a 5-minute-stroll from the renowned Grand Place.
Best Western Premier Carrefour de l'Europe, this elegant 4-star hotel is ideally located in the centre of Brussels, just 50 metres away from the historic centre and the Grand Place.

1 comment:

  1. Brussels is the real Capital of Europe: everywhere there reports to EU, the hotels are still at a good average rate and the food is great. Definitely I recommend a weekend in Brussels! Thanks for posting this travel guide in Brussels.