What to see in Brussels
Brussels is packed tight with historic buildings, monuments and
museums making a nearly impossibly long list of worthwhile
attractions. The best way to sightsee in Brussels is to pick
several personal niche interests and follow a tourist map
accordingly. Comic book fanâ€‹? - there is a
museum for you; chocolate connoisseur (who isn't)? - another for
you. In fact, there are nearly 75 great museums in Brussels
alternating between explaining Belgium's long history, showcasing
its art and architecture, and just plain fun (more often than not,
doing all three at once).
Of course, several city landmarks cannot be missed, the most important is a visit to Mannekin-Pis, which when read carefully accurately describes the statue of a boy peeing. After that rather weird tradition, visitors are free to roam Brussels' larger highlights mostly walkable from the heart of Brussels, the Grand Place.
The ancient Hotel de Ville is Brussels best example of early architecture and is almost as grand a sight as the Royal Palace. Several of the best museums in the world include the Museum of Ancient Art and the Museum of Modern Art, both housing Brussels best art treasures. For the rest, much like the Belgians, relax, enjoy and take it all in between pints of the city's best attraction, Belgium beer.
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