Always passing through Brussels airport, but never seen anything but your flight gate? Here’s a chance to remedy that! Get out & experience the sights & sounds of Belgium’s capital city. Visit the Mannekin Pis sculpture, the Place Royale or the Parliamentarium during your day-tour of Brussels. You won’t regret adventuring through this terrific European city.
Visit the famous sculpture, Manneken Pis, which depicts a little boy peeing into a fountain but is perhaps more well-known for the legends that explain the sculpture’s design. You may also want to journey through the elevated habitable spheres that make up Brussels’s 1958 World Fair edifice. From its height, you can enjoy a terrific panoramic view of the city. For those interested in history, you may want to roam the Place Royale, a historic city square or view the Great Synagogue of Europe, a beautiful building with a colorful history. Politicos may want to stop-by the Parliamentarium where they can get a glimpse into the inner works of the European Union. The Parlamentarium is the visitor center for Europe’s parliamentary body & offers a chance to see how major political decisions are made at the international level.
To make your tour even sweeter, you might want to spend some time with a Belgian Chocolatier. Belgium is famous for its chocolates, so watch & enjoy as you see this popular treat being handcrafted.
If you have more time to spend in Belgium, you may choose to even venture out of the city. Head north to Meise go see the National Botanic Garden of Belgium, one of the largest in the world of its kind. Instead, you may choose to get closer to the Belgian coast. Spend time in Bruges where you can visit St. John’s Hospital. St. John’s has a long history as it is served pilgrims, travelers & the sick for nearly 800 years. It is also rich in culture. It houses an impressive collection of art & historical artifacts. Whether in the capital city or beyond, you’ll be glad you made the most of your time in Belgium.