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Chocolate Paradise of Belgium

Posted on August 1, 2010 | Travel DestinationsNo Comment



Brussels is the capital city of Belgium and also known as the most beautiful city in the world. This city has earned the title of being the Capital of Europe. This is a very charming city with tourists visiting this place all the year round.

The city is quite trendy and happening and at the same known to be a cultural heritage of Belgium. Also, this place is quite popular among the chocolate lovers and is known as “chocolate paradise”.

Belgium chocolate tours

Places to visit in Brussels

There are many places where you can visit in Brussels.

Manneken Pis is known to be the most important and the most exquisite landmark in Brussels. This is known as the “Eiffel Tower” of Brussels. The statue has been cast in bronze and was set here in the year 1619 by Jerome Duquesnoy. This statue has been razed to the ground a number of times but it has been rebuilt again and again.

Eiffel Tower

Abbaye de la Cambre is a convent which was established by the Bishop of Cambrai. The convent was closed during the French Revolution in the year 1797. This convent now stands as a historical piece of great tourist interest.

Anderlecht Beguinage is a village which had been established in the 13th century. This village too houses some of the heritage churches, public buildings, gardens and houses dates back to that period. This place has been rated by UNESCO to be a World Heritage site.

St. Michael and Gudula Cathedral is situated on the border of upper and lower Brussels at Treurenberg Hill. This church has been used for centuries by the Catholics for their rituals and ceremonies. This church observed the wedding between the Belgian Crown Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilda in the year 1999.

St. Michael and Gudula Cathedral

Cantillon Brewery is one of the most authentic and the most known traditional family breweries. This brewery had been serving customers since the year 1900. This brewery was originally found by the Cantillon clan and its being run by the Van Roys, who are the last surviving members of the family.

Things to do in Brussels

These are some of the interesting places to visit in Brussels. Apart from this, there are many things to do here too.

You can drink beer at the finest brewery in the Famous Square. You can have a great time there viewing the grand gothic architecture.

Famous Square

You can visit the Galeries St. Hubert. This is a great piece of architecture and is known to be the most beautiful shopping gallery in Brussels.

Galeries St. Hubert

Do not forget to get your hands on the popular mussels which are sold in Brussels. Mussels and French fries are the perfect combination here.

There are some great places where you can have some fun. There are many places of entertainment and you can visit some of the pubs and discos here.

Accommodation

There are many places where you can reside here. There are a number of hotels, lodges and resorts in the city and these are the perfect place to stay. They are close to the tourist places and its is easier for you to commute from one place to another.

Brussels accommodation

Dining

The local food here is a must try out for everyone visiting this place. Mussels and French fries are the favorite combination of everyone in Brussels. Fish is considered to be the staple food here since it’s fresh and has many varieties. Belgian and international cuisine is found in the Grand Place which is popularly known as the market place in Brussels.

Brussels is a very famous and the most happening and the traditional place in Belgium. Tourists from all around the world love visiting this place because it houses some of the great architecture of ancient Europe and some amazing places of interest.

Brussels dining

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