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1. Grand Place

Grand Place

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Most widely known as a social and grand square in Brussels, the Grand Place is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today the site is home to buildings, markets, restaurants and many leisure activities.

2. Manneken Pis

Manneken Pis

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from city center
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Mannekken Pis, translating to ‘peeing little man’, is a fountain about five minutes from the Grand Place square. The bronze statue of a naked boy urinating into the fountain’s basin has become the city's mascot.

3. Atomium

Atomium

5 km
from city center
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The Atomium is a spectacular landmark building in Brussels, Belgium. It is the most popular tourist attraction of the city, which serves as an art center, a museum, and a cultural center. It is one of the tallest structures in Belgium.

4. Place Royale, Brussels

Place Royale, Brussels

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from city center
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The Place Royale is a historic site that is a neoclassical square set in the Royal Quarter of Brussels. It is one of the oldest monumental public squares with historical importance that sits on a hill and offers stunning views of the city.

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5. Parc du Cinquantenaire

Parc du Cinquantenaire

3 km
from city center
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Parc du Cinquantenaire is a park that houses various museums, shops, monuments and art galleries - in one place, hence it takes the whole day to visit the whole park. The arch-shaped monument in the park makes a place for various open theatre performances.

6. Mini-Europe

Mini-Europe

5 km
from city center
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A miniature park, better known as the open-air museum is located next to Atomium in Bruparck. Along with these meticulously designed miniature monuments, there are miniature plants, native trees, bonsais, and much more greenery.

7. Belgian Comic Strip Center

Belgian Comic Strip Center

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from city center
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The Belgian Comic Strip Center is one of the most popular attractions in Brussels. A tribute to the zwanzei or sense of humour of the people of Brussels, the Comic Museum houses not just the famous Tintin and Smurfs comics but even lesser-known Belgian comics.

8. Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula

Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula

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from city center
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The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula is an 11th Century Gothic-style church, named after the patron saints Michael and Gudula. This magnificent church took centuries of transformation to look like what it is today and is now recognised as a historical monument of the city.

9. Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert

Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert

9 km
from city center
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The Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert is a series of shopping arcades of 230 meters within walking distance of Grand Place. The Royal Saint Hubert Gallery is Europe’s first enclosed retail arcade, featuring cafes, theatres, libraries, elegant chocolate stops, and luxury shopping stores.

10. Square of Petit Sablon

Square of Petit Sablon

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To the southeast of the Church of our Blessed Lady of the Sablon is the square of Petit Sablon. It’s a rectangular garden with trees, flowers, and prominent statues. It is a must-visit for it is accompanied by statues of political figures, noteworthy artists, and celebrated intellects from the 16th century.

11. Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Basilica of the Sacred Heart

3 km
from city center
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Basilica of the Sacred Heart is inspired by its counterpart in Paris. Constructed as a homage to the Belgian independence movement, It is located atop Koekelberg Hill, spread over Parc Elisabeth. It is also the largest church in Brussels and the fifth largest church in the world.

12. Brussels Beer Tour

Brussels Beer Tour

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The capital city of Brussels embraces a thriving beer culture as Belgium is widely renowned for its superior-quality beer. The country has more than 200 active breweries crafting beyond 1,000 varieties of beers. It can last up to three hours.

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13. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

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from city center
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The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium is a group of six museums in Belgium that house some of the most important pieces of visual arts, paintings, sculptures and drawings. Situated in the downtown Royal District, the museum has a collection of 20,000 artworks.

14. Magritte Museum

Magritte Museum

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The Magritte Museum in Central Brussels is one of the three Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. This tourist spot features some of the finest artworks of the Belgian artist Rene Magritte. It is housed in Hotel du Lotto located at a busy corner of the famous, Place Royale.

15. Notre Dame du Sablon

Notre Dame du Sablon

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from city center
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Notre Dame Du Sablon is a prominent Roman Catholic Church from the 15th century. Located in an area of high historical importance, this magnificent structure is one of the country's most exceptional and finest illustrations of Brabant Gothic Architecture.

16. Coudenberg Palace

Coudenberg Palace

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from city center
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Once a royal residence, Coudenberg Palace is located on Coudenberg hill, regarded as Brussels's royal quarter. It is a fascinating archaeological site attracting many visitors from around the world.

17. Mount of the Arts

Mount of the Arts

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from city center
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The Mont des Arts or Kunstberg (meaning Mount of the Arts) is an urban complex and historic attraction in central Brussels. Nestled amid the Place Royale and the Grand Place, the Mont des Arts links the downtown with uptown Brussels.

18. City Museum

City Museum

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An ode to the city's rich cultural history and folklore, City Museum is a central attraction within Brussels. Located in Grand Place, the museum showcases medieval sculptures as well as new-age artworks.

19. Old St. John's Hospital

Old St. John's Hospital

88 km
from city center
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Old St. John's Hospital is popularly known as Memling Museum, where people from all over the world come to see the Flemish painters work on religious matters and sculptures. The six paintings - including the famous wooden St. Ursula Shrine - are showcased in the infirmary of the hospital. 

20. Choco Story, Brussels

Choco Story, Brussels

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from city center
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Just a few meters from the renowned Grand Place, Choco-Story is a museum dedicated to one of the most liked Belgian products - chocolate. Set in Rue de l'Etuve, it hosts chocolate-related exhibits & live demonstrations with an expert chocolatier.

21. Abbaye de la Cambre

Abbaye de la Cambre

4 km
from city center
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The Abbaye de la Cambre was entrusted to the Cistercian nuns of Brussels. Once the residence of several great abbesses such Régine, Lady of Beauffort and Marie, Lady of Egmont, the Abbaye de la Cambre was an important institution for young noble-women at one point.

22. Brussels Town Hall

Brussels Town Hall

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The Town Hall of Brussels is located in the Grand Place, i.e., Brussels main square. The Town Hall happens to be the lone medieval structure of the square. Its magnificent tower is a landmark for tourists and Belgians passing through the city.

23. Villa Empain

Villa Empain

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from city center
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The Villa Empain, located in Brussels, Belgium, was a previously owned private residence. Currently, it is functional as a culture centre and exhibition space. This unique Art deco building is an absolute jewel with its authentic pieces of furniture and valuable materials, including stained-glass windows, granite, wrought iron, and precious woods.

24. Fashion & Lace Museum

Fashion & Lace Museum

1 km
from city center
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The Fashion & Lace Museum is a unique attraction located in the city of Brussels, Belgium. This museum is dedicated to showcasing the evolution of fashion and lace-making in Belgium and across Europe. It has a vast collection of garments and lace pieces that have been carefully preserved and curated.

25. St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels

St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels

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from city center
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The medieval Roman Catholic Church is located in central Brussels, Belgium. The Church is one among the three Gothic churches that stands alongside the Church of Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon.

26. Book a Walking Tour

Book a Walking Tour

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Belgium's capital city, Brussels, is a dynamic and ancient location with a rich cultural past. Walking around the city is a great way to experience its charm and learn about all of its attractions. There are some free walking tours available as well. These can be booked through online vendors or some local vendors as well.

27. Join a Belgian Chocolate Workshop

Join a Belgian Chocolate Workshop

1 km
from city center
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Belgian chocolate workshop is a must thing to do when you are in Brussells.. You can take part in a Belgian chocolate workshop to deepen your understanding of chocolate. You will have the chance to learn the craft of chocolate making from master chocolatiers and make your own delectable chocolate masterpieces during this session.

28. Join a Hop-on-hop-off Bus Tour

Join a Hop-on-hop-off Bus Tour

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An easy and well-liked method to see Brussels at your own leisure is with a Hop-on Hop-off bus trip. You can board and exit the bus at numerous points of interest all across the city, providing a flexible and thorough sightseeing experience. These can be booked at the official Hop on and Hop off tours in Brussels website or from its kiosks.

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What are the top sightseeing places in Brussels?

The top sightseeing places in Brussels are Abbaye de la Cambre, City Museum, Brussels, Belgian Comic Strip Center, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Brussels, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Manneken Pis.

What are the top activities in Brussels?

The top activities in Brussels are Ghent and Bruges Day Tour from Brussels, Mini-Europe and Atomium Entrance Ticket in Brussels, Private Brussels Airport (BRU) Transfers for Brussels , Mini-Europe Entrance Ticket in Brussels, Luxembourg and Dinant Day Tour from Brussels, Atomium Skip The Ticket Line Entrance Ticket in Brussels.

What are the top hotels in Brussels?

There are 1302 Hotels in Brussels which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Brussels are B&B Basilique, Art de Sejour - B&B, Louise sur Cour, Fenêtres sur cour, Van Hamme anno 1642 apartment, Petite maison confortable. You can see all the hotels in Brussels here

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