Grand PlaceThe Grand Place, has been called Europe’s most beautiful medieval square. Built in the 13th century, The Grand Place served a the hub of commerce in Brussels; however, the French bombarded Brussels in 1695, leveling the Grand Place. Four years later the Guilds of Brussels rebuilt the Grand Place and now their Guild Buildings line the square. This beautiful square is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Every other year (2014) the Grand Place is decked out in an amazing flower carpet, made up of 1 million begonias - an amazing sight.
Atomium is located near Mini-Europe Park which also has 1/25th replicas of famous attractions across Europe. It is near King Baudouin Stadium.
Saint Michael and Gudula Cathedral
Beautiful Gothic cathedral located at Treurenberg hill. Is an amazing place to visit.
It's architecture is on par with Notre Dame in Paris. Is also is the home of a stunning stained glass window series, three scenes of the legend of the Miraculous Sacrament. Since the early 11th century there was a church here. In 1047, Duke of Brabant, Lambert II, ordered that the relics of Saint Gudula to be moved from St Gorik in downtown Brussels to the new church on the hill Treurenberg. Since then St Michael and St Gudula acquired a greater importance than any other church, Brussels.
City Hall Gothic Tower
When you enter the Grand Place your eyes can't miss the stunning architecture of the City Hall. Also gutted in the French bombardment of Brussels, it was rebuild over a period of 50 years and now has regained its original splendor.
A little secret. Be sure to visit inside this beautiful building. Here you will find a treasure trove of tapestries, sculptures and art that represent the local history and culture of Brussels.
The Chocolate Museum
You definitely have to go to the Chocolate Museum, it is amazing!!!
Even if you do not love chocolate, you will appreciated the work.
You learn so much and see some incredible things like the pictures I placed for you to see here. They are "ALL" made of chocolate. Incredible!
Then you can go and visit some of the Brussels’s most celebrated chocolate shops. Here is a few: