I know I have been the worst blogger- moving overseas took a lot of time and energy and unfortunately my blog suffered. I am happy to report that as of this minute all of our things are packed and in the UK and we are on vacation, finally! We have just left Brussels and let me tell you, we absolutely loved it and are already starting to think about when we might have the chance to go back.
If Brussels is not high on you bucket list, I must urge you to rethink it because it was completely awesome. It is not as touristy as we thought, but rather filled with amazing architecture, a blossoming art scene, and or course lots of beer and chocolate, what more could you ask for?
Here are the top attractions we checked out while in Brussels:
1. Le Grand Place
This is simply amazing. We went during the day and night to check out this stunning square and it was well worth it. There are a few museums within the square itself. I would advise you skip the beer museum and head to the museum of Brussels instead. There is also a great Tourist information centre if you need any help.
2. Le Palais de Justice
We stumbled upon this and as you can see from the pictures it is absolutely incredible and massive. Honestly, probably my biggest “must-see” in Brussels.
3. Parc du Cinquantenaire
We walked a pretty long way to get to this park and my was it ever worth it. Perfectly manicured gardens lead of to a brilliant archway. Inside the buildings past the arch you will find a modern art museum and a pretty neat military history museum complete with many airplanes. Beware- this museum has few english translations .
4. Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula
This Cathedral is important in the history of Brusells, however it is not as ornate as one might imagine. That being said the interior is quite beautiful and definitely worth checking out.
5. Europian Parliament
Seeing the EU parliament was one of the main reasons that we decided to visit Brussels and it wasn’t as exciting as I’d imagined. On certain days visiting hours are very limited and they seem to be closed most of the time. The building that houses parliament is massive, and a stark contrast to the rest of Brussels architecturally.