The capital of Belgium, Brussels has many attractions, particularly the Grand Place and Manneken Pis. The medieval city of Bruges is also close by. Direct flights available include those offered by American Airlines from New York and Chicago. Trains are available from Paris, with the journey taking around 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Home of the European Union, Brussels has become
a bustling centre for bureaucrats and businessmen and is a thriving
cosmopolitan metropolis. The buildings in the city are a
fascinating mix of architectural styles, and there are numerous
museums of interest throughout. Within the 14th-century city walls
is the compact centre of the old city with the beautiful Grand
Place at its heart. Visitors rarely stray beyond the walls of the
'petit ring' of the city centre, clearly defined from the newer
glitzy quarters by its narrow maze of streets. This is where the
key sights can be enjoyed, together with the best bars and
The distinctive statue has been described as
the Eiffel Tower of Brussels and tourists throng the streets in
search of the tiny urinating urchin.
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