Brussels: attractions, day trips and onward transportation

The headquarters of EU are in Brussels but that is not the reason why Brussels, the capital city of Belgium is such a hot tourist destination. Belgium is the heart of Europe bordering many other important nations such as Germany, France, Luxemburg, Netherland etc and has much to offer to tourists in terms of things to see and do. Brussels is the biggest urban area in the country with a population of 1.5million. Brussels being the heart of Belgium,  makes it easier for tourists to reach all corners of the country. It is like or a from where one can take excursions throughout the country without a worry about luggage. There is much to see in and around Brussels and here are some those attractions along with information on how to move out of Belgium.

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Not to be missed in Brussels are two structures called Atomium and Manneken Pis. While Atomium is a steel and aluminum structure that is imposing and mesmerizing for the tourists being 102 m in size, Manneken Pis is smaller (30 m) but looks cute depicting a small boy pissing on to the ground. Some of the top attractions for tourists in Brussels are Palais des Beaux Arts, English Theater Brussels, Bois de la Cambre, Brussels Park, Jubilee Park, Jean Felix Hap Garden and Jean Massart Garden. Manneken Pis is a bronze statue of a naked 2 year old boy that attracts thousands of visitors to Brussels from all parts of the world. Continue reading “Brussels: attractions, day trips and onward transportation”