Brussels is known for being the powerhouse of Europe, but it’s also pretty beautiful! These are our favourite spots, however, let us know if you think we’ve left any out, tag us and we’ll repost it on our story!
1) Bozar Centre for Fine Arts
- Location Bozar, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
The Bozar Centre for Fine Art in Brussels (also known as PSK in Flemish) is a brilliant way to immerse yourself in some contemporary and local culture! With regularly changing exhibitions, a cinema and even a concert hall, there is so much to be explored! The building itself is even a work of art as it was designed by art nouveau master, Victor Horta!
2) The Atomium
- Location Square de l'Atomium / Atomiumsquare B-1020 Laeken
Did you even go to Brussels if you didn’t get a pic with the giant atom (Atomium)?! Originally supposed to be destroyed after the 1958 world expo fair, the impressive model became so popular that it still stands 63 years later. A testament to modern science and the advances we have made, the Atomium should certainly not be missed from your trip or your Instagram wall!
- Location Avenue du Football 1
- Price €17 for an Adult, €12 for children
Want to travel the whole of Europe but only have time for one holiday? Have no fear, you can see all of Europe’s greatest attractions, in miniature, at Mini-Europe in Brussels! It’s tiny scale statues also make it the perfect insta location, so you can perfect that leaning tower or statue of liberty pose!
4) Parc du Cinquantenaire
- Location 1000 Brussels, Belgium
The Parc du Cinquantenaire was built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Belgian Revolution! With three museums and rolling green lawns, it is perfect for some sightseeing in the winter or a picnic in the summer.
5) Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
- Location Rue du Marché aux Herbes / Grasmarkt 90
Designed by the architect Jean-Pierre Cluysenaer in 1830, this glazed shopping arcade is simply breathtaking. Built to replace seedy alleyways between Rue du Marché aux Herbes/Grasmarkt and Rue Montagne aux Herbes Potagères/Warmoesberg, this gilded space of iron glass was a place for the wealthy to browse shops and sip tea – an activity still enjoyed here today. Why not grab a patisserie and coffee here, after all posing is hard work!