Listed as the fifth-largest church in the world the Basilica of the Sacred Heart is a fantastic example of Art Deco influence. Climb up to the top for an amazing view over Brussels City.
Parc de Cinquantenaire Arch in Brussels is a stunning arch constructed in 1880 in a beautiful public park to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Belgium’s independence.
Brussels loves comics so much that it has decorated walls with artwork. Follow the Comic Strip Route to take in all the city has to offer in the way of the comics. Tintin is one of the most famous comic strips depicting a man and his dog, Snowy. You can find more information about locations and individual […]
The Porte de Hal (Hallepoort) is a medieval gate that was part of the fortification of the Brussels city. While the walls are completely gone, the fort still stands. During your visit, you will see different artifacts of armory and rooms filled with weapons. An amazing view can be enjoyed from the small windows at the top […]
Palais de Justice is one of my favorite buildings in Brussels. It holds Belgium’s supreme court of law and was part of a lot of controversies. King Leopold commissioned the construction for a cost of over $300 million in today’s currency and took over 20 years to complete. The issue was that over 3,000 homes had […]
Notre Dame du Sablon was built in the 15th and 16th centuries and has elegant stained-glass windows and striking Gothic arches and architecture. If you happen to see the statue of St. Hubert, you should know that it was once stolen from the chapel and taken to Antwerp. It was later seized and returned in 1348. Stories […]
The Palais Royal of Brussels is actually bigger than Buckingham Palace and is one of the official government buildings in the capital city of Brussels. The King of Belgium addresses affairs of state in this building; it also houses the Chief of Cabinet, Military, and several other high-ranking officials belonging to the Belgium government. It is also […]
Under the vision of architect Jean-Pierre Cluysenaer, the amazing Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert was constructed in 1846 in Brussels. It houses elegant cafes and luxury brands. Artists and writers such as Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Edgar Quinet, and several others would gather here.
Brussels Grand Place (Grote Market) is the most memorable landmark in the city and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These reasons are likely why Grand Place is one of the most photographed areas in the city. The City Hall or Hotel de Ville displays Gothic architecture and was one of the few buildings […]
Saint Michael is known as the guardian of the Catholic church and the patron saint of Brussels since the Middle Ages. He is the Archangel and defends the church from Satan and his minions. Michael became the saint of Brussels when the Count of Leuven and Governor of Brussels, Lambert II, was sentenced to death […]