Brussels is not only the capital of Belgium, but also of the whole of Europe. This is a cozy city, the architectural style of the Flemish Baroque is very impressive. At the same time, walking through historical sights should be combined with pleasant acquaintance with Belgian cuisine and Belgian beer in restaurants and pubs.
The tour of Brussels should start at the Grand Place. It can be called one of the most beautiful squares in Europe, and perhaps the world. It has a special beauty and favor. The two main buildings on the square are the Town Hall and the Royal house. Both buildings, however, as well as all the other houses on the square, are covered with rich stone carvings. The walls are covered with various shapes, patterns, etc.
The Town Hall is now the residence of the Mayor of Brussels, although part of it is open to the public. Opposite the town hall there is a Bread house - previously bread was baked here. Then the Duke of Brabant began to give receptions here, and it was called the Royal house. Now the historical Museum is located here. The entire Grand Place ensemble was formed in the 18th century after the French army of Louis XIV destroyed the historical center of the city in 1685.
There are many small streets in the neighbourhood of the square where it will also be pleasant to have a stroll. If you go along the street on the left side of Town Hall, you will soon, after two quarters, see the Manneken Pis. That is the famous landmark of Brussels. If you are lucky, the statue will be dressed in costume to honor some festival.
Rue des Bouchers (the Street of Butchers) is on the other side of Town Hall where there is a continuous line of expensive and medium-cost restaurants. You should go there in the evening when the street is filled with walkers.
From the Grand Dance, you can climb to the observation deck on the Mount of Arts. You can see the entire Lower city from here. The roofs of the houses look very picturesque, and the spire of the city Hall dominates them. Even higher up on the Coudenberg hill is located the Royal Palace and Park. There are several rooms open to the public in the Palace, so if you have time, you can plan this tour.
There are many other sights in Brussels, for example, St. Michael`s Cathedral, Ex-change, Theatre, churches, however, you`d rather think about pleasant pastime at the bars of the city. Belgium produces over three hundred brands of beer. It was just there that potato chips and waffles were first invented, and, of course, you must taste the national Belgium dish, mussels. In fact, the level of a restaurant is determined by the way the cook mussels. Generally, you will have guaranteed gastronomic pleasures in Brussels.