Only half a day off to visit Brussels? I recommend the following locations to visit:
- The Central Station
- The Mont des Arts/Kunstberg with the Royal Library of Belgium, the Square Brussels Convention Centre, the Musical Instrument Museum (Hofbergstraat 2), the “Whirling ear”, etc.
- On the Place Royale/Koningsplein: the equestrian statue of Godfrey of Bouillon, the St. Jacob on Coudenberg church, the Constitutional Court, the Coudenberg Palace, the Magritte Museum.
- On the Regency Street you will find three interesting museums in one: Oldmasters Museum, Modern Museum, Fin de Siècle. In the distance you can see the Palace of Justice.
- The park, the Royal Palace and the Bellevue Museum
- The Ravenstein Gallery and the Bozar
- The Grand Place/Grote Markt including the Town Hall with the tourist service, the Breadhouse, the many guildhalls and ’t Serclaes statue
- The Royal Saint-Hubert galleries with their many chocolatiers, exclusive shops such as the handbags of Delvaux, the Vaudeville Theatre and the well-known coffee house Mokafé and in the Galerie des princes/Prinsengalerij, the Tropisme bookshop.
- Manneke Pis – on the way to the statue you will find lace shops for lovers and the famous La biscuiterie Dandoy
- Drink an “half and half” in the Cirio, a real art nouveau getaway or a delicious coffee at Mokafé
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