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Out And About In Brussels
Your destination for royal artistry, majestic structural designs, and rich traditions & customs, Brussels is an appealing, generous and historic city of glories and gorgeousness. The Belgian capital is one of the finest cities of the world. The main governmental, economic, literary, business, and industrial hub of Belgium, Brussels is also the political seat of NATO.

Brussels is an amazing vacation destination bountifully packed with tourist attractions. There are a number of interesting points out & about in the city.

The House of the King is a stunning building that was established in the 19th century. The amazing building dates from the 16th century. Presently, it is being used as Museum of Brussels. Here you can learn more on the Brussel's past time and the business art.

The Garden of Sculptures, located besides the Museum of Fine Arts, is a great place to see the confluence of art and nature. The garden offers you a stunning collection of amazing trees and plants. You can also see marvelous statues that are themed on women.

The Musical Instruments Museum, located in one of Brussels most attractive building - the former Old England, offers you a remarkable collection on musical instruments. The museum is a home to over 7000 instruments of all kinds and from all places.

The Atomium is truly a fine place to visit. This repository symbolizes the Brussels world fair of 1958. The Atomium is the diagrammatic symbol of the concept of an atom. It exhibits an iron crystal with its 9 atoms.

The Cathedrale Saint-Michel is the most renowned cathedral in Brussels. The Duke Henri I of Brabant laid the foundation stone of this glorious building in 1226 that was completed under Charles V. Its main attractions include the statues of the twelve apostles, the main facade with the two square towers, the Roman columns, Chapelle du Saint-Sacrement, Chapelle de Notre-Dame and the stained glass windows.

The neoclassic building of the Stock Exchange is beautified with different trades' sculpts. There are about 150 Belgian and 140 foreign companies that are represented on the Brussels securities market. It was designed by Architect Léon Suys in 1873.

It is easy to reach Rue Blaes from the Grand Place. The whole street is full of antiques' shops. Walking down this avenue, you will get to Place Du Jeu De Balle where you will find a market of second hand things, especially interesting at Sundays.

Manneken Pis is one of the Brussels' turning points, which was created in 1619. It is a small fountain statue made of bronze portraying a small little boy urinating into the fountain's basin.

Surrounded by the Royal palace, the Belgian parliament and the U.S.A. deputation, the chief public park - 'Parc de Bruxelles' is located in the heart of Brussels. There is also the Théâtre Royal du Parc on its edge.

The Saint-Hubert Gallery is one of the oldest galleries in the world. This is a fine example of a distinctive kind of building of the 19th century. The gallery is divided into two major parts - the King's gallery (Galerie du Roi) and the Queen's gallery (Galerie de la reine). A third, and small part was known as the Prince's gallery (Galerie du Prince).
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Orson Johnson writes for Holiday Velvet, a website providing Brussels hotels.
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