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How to spend top weekend in Brussels - ideas on extraordinary attractions and sites

Town Hall in Brussels If it feels like you’ve already seen all notable landmarks and places of interest in Brussels and now want to see something new, it’s high time to explore wondrous hidden sights of the city that only some tourists manage to find. Maison la Bellone is one of these places. This is an amazingly beautiful building in Baroque style, the construction of which was finished in 1967. The full address of this building is Rue de Flandre 46; because of newer buildings, this masterpiece is not well seen during an ordinary walk. Nowadays, the building belongs to a local culture centre and is often used to host various concerts and other important events. However, travellers can admire the beauty of the well-preserved façade and the inner yard free of charge. To do that, simply knock on the door and explain your purpose to a watchman.
Unique Brussels Welcome Hotel will please travellers who enjoy exploring cultures of different nations. The hotel has only 15 guestrooms, each of which has its own name – the Silk Road, … Open
There are many amazing cafes and restaurants in the city. Without a doubt, they are a great place to spend a couple of hours and rest, but how about making an after lunch rest in a car salon? Not far away from the city, on Grand Sablon Island, you will find Mercedes House that sells newest car models of the famous brand. That is not the only advantage of that place as there is a wonderful bar in the salon, where visitors are welcome to relax in a calm setting and at the same time enjoy the look of posh cars.
Do you like walking and wish to admire the unforgettable panoramic views of Brussels? If so, then early in the morning you are recommended to head to Place Poelaert. Not everyone knows that the square offers magnificent views of the city. There is a high hill on the square, and if you reach its top, the view will be even more breath-taking. If you are not in the mood of climbing yourself, use the glass elevator that is located not far from the Palace of Justice. Copyright
Exclusive mini hotel Tenbosh House is a relatively new hotel in Brussels. It was decided to make the hotel in Scandinavian style that combines aesthetics and functionality. Designers … Open
Do you think you’ve been at all most interesting museums in Brussels? That might be a mistake because most probably you haven’t visited Musee des Egouts or the Museum of Sewers. Travellers are allowed to visit this underground museum only once a week, so it’s better to find out its work schedule in advance. Moreover, travellers must be accompanied by a guide in order to enter. The museum is located on Porte d Anderlecht, namely, below this street, and its exhibition is dedicated to the history of Brussels sewers, one of the oldest sewers in the world.
Brussels One more popular “open air museum” can be found on Place Grand Sablon. This is the antiquity market that works on that square. It is considered the best antiquity market in the country. Here visitors can find really unique items and, what’s more important, to buy them at reasonable prices. Besides antiquity shops, there are shops of famous chocolate masters, charming bars and restaurants at the square, and even a beautiful park for travellers who want to relax in a peaceful place among old trees.
The opening of Steigenberger Grandhotel under a new brand took place in the beginning of 2013. The magnificent building of the 19th century simply strikes with its spacious elegant hall with … Open
Fans of shopping are recommended to visit one of the most unusual shops in whole Brussels - Western Shop. This is a charming shop located on Bd.Adolphe Street. The shop is made in cowboy style and is decorated with unusual mannequins of Native Americans. The owner usually greets visitors himself, also dressed as a cowboy. The shop sells interesting souvenirs dedicated to Wild West and exhibits some very interesting items like old black and white photos and other antiques. By the way, the owner allows customers making photos with the mannequins and sculptures installed in the trading pavilion.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Brussels and surroundings

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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Brussels
♥   Restaurant 'La Maison du Cygne' Bruxelles. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Comme Chez Soi' Bruxelles. Type - Creative French. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Lola' Bruxelles. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Kwint' Bruxelles. Type - Modern French. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Orphyse Chaussette' Bruxelles. Type - Cuisine from South West France|Country. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Brussels
♥   Castle 'Royal Palace of Laeken Belgium' , 4.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Groot-Bijgaarden Castle' , 7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Beersel Castle' , 9.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bouchout Castle' , 9.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Gaasbeek Castle' , 12 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Brussels and around
♥   Art museum 'Horta Museum' Brussels, 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Cinquantenaire Museum' Brussels, 3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Brussels
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Belgium' Brussels, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Castle of Laeken' Brussels, 4.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Antwerp' Antwerp, 41.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Original sights of Brussels, deserving Guinness book

Hallerbos Forest

From the series “Stunning Beauty Places of the Earth, Unknown to Tourists”
Most people who visit the Blue Forest Hallerbos are the locals. This natural sight is not so well known among foreign guests. The travelers, who want to visit the fabulous forest next spring, are to take a trip accompanied by the guide. It does not help to get lost in the unknown forest, and will also show the most interesting places where you can observe the forest inhabitants of the forest from afar. … Read further

Water Tower Conversion

From the series “The Most Bizarre and Fancy Living Houses”
The water tower, built in 1938 in the town of Stinokkerzil, was expediently used until the end of the 20th century. In the course of this time, the tower became a distinctive architectural landmark, which is why the tower was deserted, the talented architects decided to give the second life to the tower. In 2007 the large tower reconstruction began, which lasted more than three years. … Read further


From the series “Top 16 Most Amazing Buildings of the Planet”
The height of the construction is 102 meters. In the upper sphere of the gigantic atom, the viewing platform and the cozy restaurant, from which the wonderful panorama of the city opens. One of the spheres is specially designed for children. There are colorful recreation and games rooms. If desired, the parents with the children in one of the rooms can spend the whole day and even stay in it. … Read further
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

It will welcome its first guests in 2024. 313 rooms of various categories will be available, the interior of rooms and hotel spaces will become one of the main features of the high-class hotel. When decorating the rooms, it is planned to use local textiles, which are famous for their high quality and are considered to be one of the best in the world. Read this


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