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Mechelen by Ezioman @flickr
Mechelen: Groote Markt & Sint-Rombouts Kathedraal
Mechelen: Groote Markt & Sint-Rombouts Kathedraal by Jean &Amp; Nathalie @flickr
Mechelen: Stadhuis (Town Hall)
Mechelen: Stadhuis (Town Hall) by Jean &Amp; Nathalie @flickr
Mechelen: Sint-Pieters-en-Pauluskerk
Mechelen: Sint-Pieters-en-Pauluskerk by Jean &Amp; Nathalie @flickr
Mechelen Euroshopping
Mechelen Euroshopping by Petermeuris @flickr
Sint-Jan de Doperkerk, Mechelen
Sint-Jan de Doperkerk, Mechelen by Truus, Bob & Jan too! @flickr
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Top sigths of Belgium

The old part of the city is the most interesting place for tourists. Locals call old town in a very unusual way – Pentagon. The district was called this way because of numerous circle shaped boulevards that were built instead of former protective facilities. Grand Place Square is a must visit place for all tourists. The building of City Hall is also located on the square. The Museum of Brussels is located on the opposite side, and the historic district of the city starts right after the square. That place is a must visit one for tourists, as the majority of centuries old buildings, churches and squares are located there. The Royal Galleries of Saint-Hubert are one of the most famous landmarks of Brussels. This is an architectural complex that combines theatres, art galleries and museums. There are several dozen of public places there. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Mechelen

Mechelen for children - what to visit

One of the most visited children’s attractions is the Planckendael zoo. A walk along this zoo will be an unforgettable event. The zoo is positioned on the terrain of a picturesque forest park area. There are beautiful spacious aviaries here for animals. Among the inhabitants of the zoo are majestic elephants, clever lemurs and raccoons. Many of the zoo’s inhabitants are completely not afraid of people … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

Fans of youth style clothing will be happy to check out Cool Cat offering customers a huge selection of glamorous outfits and accessories. The store always provides a wide choice of colorful T-shirts with drawings and inscriptions, jeans of the most fashionable models, shoes and various accessories that will help make your image unique. The price level is very attractive, fashionable T-shirts will cost you 7 euros … Open

Advices for travellers

13. Summer is the best time to visit Mechelen for fans of event tourism. A series of music festivals and festivals dedicated to national culture takes place here in the warm season. 14. The city cannot boast of lots of nightclubs and bars. Most of them close very early. Restaurants located in the main square and in large hotels work the longest hours. 15. Popular souvenirs among Mechelen's guests are local … Open

Travel guide to Mechelen

Among the historical symbols of Mechelen, the House of Busleyden is noteworthy. In the 16th century, it belonged to a famous politician and scientist. The luxurious gothic mansion bears the name of its owner even now. For several decades, the building housed the Mechelen City Museum. Its collection is very extensive and encompasses the most diverse aspect of history and culture. Collections of artistic … Open

Traditions and mentality of Mechelen

Fans of unusual music festivals will be interested in visiting Mechelen in mid-April during the annual Carillon Festival. Among other significant cultural events, it is worth mentioning the annual Flanders Festival dedicated to Flemish music and culture. The festival's program is very diverse, it is attended by famous folklore groups that specialize in music and dance of past centuries. Contemporary musicians are … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

At Cosma Restaurant that occupies one of the beautiful historic buildings, you can try modern Belgian and Mediterranean cuisine. Its chefs prepare traditional dishes according to original modern recipes. Here you can try very original versions of many usual treats. Besides a rich menu, an extensive wine list and the best local beers are available to visitors. Diversify tasting hearty Belgian dishes by visiting … Open

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