Day 1 - 10 Jul 2021
Content: THE SYMBOL OF BRUSSELS AND BELGIUM Renovated in a great national effort between 2004 and 2006, the Atomium - which was not to survive Expo 58, of which it was the flagship building - is today, with more than 600,000 visitors per year, the busiest part of the European capital, an art center as well as an international symbol of Brussels and Belgium .
Content: Parc d'Osseghem is a 17 -hectare forest park located on the Heysel plateau in Brussels . It was laid out between 1927 and 1935, on the initiative of Leopold II , to plans by the landscape architect Jules Buyssens , as part of the organization of the 1935 Universal Exhibition .
Day 1 - 10 Jul 2021
Content: Today wedged between the main roads in the northern district of Brussels, the Botanical Garden was inaugurated in 1829. This urban park is laid out in French, Italian and English style terraces. You will find a variety of vegetation there, including the famous iris, symbol of the Brussels-Capital Region. Stroll through the heart of the Iris garden, take a walk around the star-shaped rose garden and the pond, and admire the thirty bronze and stone sculptures. Overlooking the garden, a glass building housing the Cultural Center of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, which hosts various events in its rooms: the Orangery, the Rotunda, the Museum and the Witloof Bar, in particular. Come and attend concerts and cinema screenings or discover exhibitions in these intimate spaces with a warm atmosphere.
Day 1 - 10 Jul 2021
Content: The Cathedral of Saints Michael and Gudula ( Dutch : Kathedraal van Sint-Michiel en Sint-Goedele), located in Brussels in Belgium , is the co- cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels .
Content: Historic monument of the city and commercial gallery, the Galeries Royales Saint Hubert are among the oldest in Europe . Inaugurated in 1847, they are the work of Belgian architect of Dutch origin Jean-Pierre Cluysenaar. We also owe him the Galeries Bortier, the Brussels Conservatory and the kiosk in the Parc de Bruxelles. ▪️The Royal Galleries: three commercial passages With a length of 200 meters, the Galleries are covered with a glass roof that allows you to take advantage of daylight. Connected to each other, the 3 commercial passages house chocolate makers and luxury stores. 🔸The Queen's Gallery Located between rue des Bouchers and rue du Marché aux Herbes, the Galerie de la Reine is home to many luxury stores. And for those with a sweet tooth, there are also the shops of some of the greatest chocolatiers in the city. It is also in this gallery that you will find the Théâtre du Vaudeville, inaugurated in 1884. In addition, you can have a coffee on the terrace (covered of course, perfect when it rains ) or eat while admiring the magnificent setting. 🔸The King's Gallery Between rue des Bouchers and rue d'Arenberg, the Galerie du Roi is home to the Théâtre royal des Galeries, as well as many antique shops , leather goods, etc. And for design lovers, you will find what you are looking for at number 14, with the beautiful objects from the Ligne boutique . In addition, this gallery houses at number 32 one of the emblematic theaters of the city: the Royal Theater . In 1896, an event of great importance took place at number 7 of the Galerie du Roi . Indeed, a handful of privileged Brussels spectators were able to attend, a few weeks after the Parisians, a screening of the Lumière brothers' cinematograph! 🔸The Princes' Gallery Formerly called Passage du Prince, the Gallery is located between the Galerie du Roi and rue des Dominicains. Among other things , there is the Tropisme bookshop , the restaurant L'Ogenblik, and even a hotel! And if you are observant, you will notice that two small figurines have slipped into the Galerie des Princes. They are the work of the Spanish artist Isaac Cordal.
Content: The Grand-Place in Brussels is a remarkably homogeneous collection of public and private buildings, dating mainly from the end of the 17th century, whose architecture sums up and vividly illustrates the social and cultural quality of this important political and commercial centre.
Content: The Brussels waffle (by extension “Belgian waffle”) is a large , airy rectangular waffle . This is eaten hot and can be served with whipped cream or impalpable sugar .you should try it . It‘s so delicious 😋
Content: Manneken Pis (Dutch: [ˌmɑnəkə(m) ˈpɪs] (listen); Dutch for 'Little Pissing Man') is a landmark 61 cm (24 in) bronze fountain sculpture in central Brussels, Belgium, depicting a puer mingens or naked little boy urinating into the fountain's basin. It was designed by the Brabantine sculptor Jérôme Duquesnoy the Elder and put in place in 1618 or 1619. The current statue is a replica which dates from 1965. The original is kept in the Brussels City Museum. Manneken Pis is one of the best-known symbols of Brussels and Belgium. It is also an example of belgitude (French; lit. 'Belgianness'),as well as of folk humour (zwanze) popular in Brussels.
Content: This semi-circular square faces, since 1959, the Mont des Arts or more exactly the Jardin de l'Albertine. A monument to Queen Elizabeth has stood there since 1980; Built on the plans of the architect Jean Rombaux , it is executed in Massangis stone. The statue is due to René Cliquet . This monument was simplified during the restructuring of the square in 2009-2010: previously the monument was flanked by two bas-reliefs by the sculptor W. Kreitz; these bas-reliefs represented the queen as a nurse (on the right) and as a protector of the Beaux-Arts (on the left). She faces that of her husband, Albert I , an equestrian statue, in bronze, due to thesculptor Alfred Courtens , erected in 1951 at the foot of the former Mont des Arts, now the Albertine garden . During the construction of the Albertine garden, the monument to Albert I was moved slightly in order to be in line with the new park. When the square was created (in 1959), an office building (in concrete) was built, on the plans of the architect Philippe Dumont , between rue Saint-Jean and rue de la Madeleine, whose facade - screen (in stone) in neo-baroque style represents four houses; the four 'houses' are inspired by authentic Brussels examples.town hall .
Content: The Royal Palace of Brussels is the administrative residence and the main workplace of the King. He works on it daily with his collaborators. In his office at the Brussels Palace, the King receives representatives of political institutions, foreign guests (heads of state, ambassadors) and other guests. In addition to the King's office and that of the Queen, the Royal Palace houses the services of the King's Household: the King's Cabinet, the General Secretariat, the Civil List, the Military House, Protocol and the Queen's Secretariat. The other members of the Royal Family also have an office in the Brussels Palace, where their collaborators work. The Palace also has prestigious Salons where various activities of the King and the Royal Family are organized (work meetings and round tables, receptions, concerts, lunches, etc.). Since 1965, it has been a tradition that the Royal Palace of Brussels has been accessible to the public every summer after the National Day from July 21 until the beginning of September.
Content: The park is built around a city gate [ 1 ] with three arches that the inhabitants of Brussels call the Arcades du Cinquantenaire . Several museums surround it: the Army Museums , the Aviation Museum, the Automobile Museum , and the Royal Museums of Art and History which present vast collections of objects and reconstructions of sites from all continents (in particular the colonnade of Apamea in authentic materials). The esplanade which extends in front of the Palais du Cinquantenaire is regularly used for the organization of events of all kinds: start and finish of the 20 km of Brussels (pedestrian race which brings together 20,000 participants each year, 25,000 since 2009), environmental festival, bicycle festival, concerts, festivals, events, drive-in movie (outdoor cinema) (July and August). The park is bisected by a 440 meter long aboveground section of the N3 dual carriageway .