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Brussels Travel Guide, Belgium

Brussels Travel Guide: General information

Brussels, the capital of Belgium stands quite high among the choice of vacation destinations in Europe. The town is regarded as one of the most fascinating places in Europe. The well preserved history of the town in form of monuments, traditional restaurants and cafes and great shopping opportunities will definitely make your Brussels travel a memorable affair. So, look out for some interesting Brussels vacation deals and have a great holiday in this beautiful town.

Brussels Travel Guide: Statistics

Area: 161.4 sq Km (62.2 sq mi)

Population: 1,080,790

Monetary unit: Euro

Languages spoken: Dutch and French.

Brussels Travel Guide: About Architectural Heritage

Brussels travel takes you way back in ancient era. The town has preserved its rich architectural heritage in forms of monuments, palaces, religious establishments and public buildings. The architectural styles of the monuments and buildings here seem to be dominated by European historic events and religious beliefs.

The architectural superiority of people of ancient Brussels can be seen in monuments like Basilique Nationale Du Sacré-Cœur Church. This Church is the fifth largest Church in the world having a massive ninety meter high dome. The architecture of this church is a rich blend of neogothic and artistic decorations. Beautiful stone used in the Church has added to the beauty of the Cathedral.

Another architectural masterpiece is Église Notre Dame de la Chapelle. This is the oldest Gothic church in Brussels built in 1134. When you visit the chapel you actually feel the ambiance of that era.

Cathédrale des Sts Michel & Gudule is also a great piece of construction in the town. Other significant places of classy architecture are the: Domaine Royal, the 18th century Church of Église Notre Dame du Finistère, modern styled European Parliament and the Maison Cauchie

Brussels Travel Guide: Economy and Infrastructure

The economy of Brussels is one of the most flourishing economies in Europe. The town is considered among the most important cities of Europe for financial activities. Headquarters of various top international companies like CFE group, Delhaize retails, Sabca Aerospace Company, Umicore metal group and many more are located in Brussels.

Getting a flight to and from Brussels is extremely easy as the city has good network of domestic and international airways. The town has a good network of rail and road network too.

Brussels Travel Guide: People and culture

Brussels is a French speaking area with people of various groups and ethnicity living in harmony. The people of Brussels are very lively and celebrate number of events and festivals all the year round. Being a part of festivals like Les Nuits du Botanique, Kunsten Festival, Zinneke Parade, Jazz Marathon and Couleur Café Festival is the easiest way to get a glimpse of the culture of Brussels. People of Brussels are a die hard fan of their national game soccer and have their local team Anderlecht.

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  • danpopOne-day trip in Brussels
    review by danpop posted more then 30 days ago
    Maybe the first thing I want to point out from the beginning is that Bruxelles is not a one day city to visit. In my opinion, 2 or 3 days is minimum to see what’s more important in this splendid capital. But let’s say you don’t have much of a choice, and you have to limit...
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  • zdankoAtomium, the amazing belgian building
    travel tip by zdanko posted more then 30 days ago
    I think the Atomium is one of the greatest attractions of the city. It is a very strange, but special edifice.
  • danpopThéâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels
    travel tip by danpop posted more then 30 days ago
    Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (Royal Theatre of the Mint) is a theatre in Bruxelles and today is also the National Opera of Belgium. The theater is located in the historic heart of Bruxelles, close to Grand Place. The De Brouckère...
  • danpopBelgian beer - a delight
    travel tip by danpop posted more then 30 days ago
    Not to miss for anything in the world ... belgian beer is a real delight. My favorites? Duval, Leffe, Bush. But trust me, you have a wide variety of choices and most of them worth every penny. But don't exaggerate :)
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    City Rank93
     
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  • Public Transportation: rated for 90%
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