Catalonia Forum

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Avenue du Haut Pont 2, Hoge Bruglaan, (formerly Catalonia Forum Art Hotel), Brussels, 1060, Belgium
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 28% less than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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Hotel CATALONIA FORUM reviews ?

by Bimalaggarwal

Has anybody stayed in the Hotel CATALONIA FORUM ?

The adddress is :

Av. du Haut-Pont, 2
B-1060 Bruselas

Any feedback about this hotel? I did not find much reviews when I searched over Google.
Apparently, it was renovated in 2004.

Also, how do I reach this Hotel by public transport (tram/bus/train) from the Brussles Midi station ?

RE: Hotel CATALONIA FORUM reviews ?

by Belsaita

Catalonia is a Catalan hotels' chain (obvious :-)) Over the last year they have acquired and renovated many hotels on several locations. Probably this hotel had a different name before they bought and renovated it last year, so you cannot find reviews under the current name. No idea about this particular one, but I've been to a couple of Catalonia hotels on business trips and they were fairly good.

You can access the Hoteles Catalonia’s webpage for more details: (but there all will be perfect, of course

Travel Tips for Brussels

very lot of brussels beer..

by ankx

very lot of brussels beer..
i like the duveltje !!

Belgium is the country with the best beer in the world (we try to be objective). Therefore, your stay in Brussels cannot be complete without a visit to one of the many typical and beautiful cafes and pubs that you will find here. Try the local beers of Brussels Gueuze or fruit beer (cherry beer, raspberry beer, peach beer ) or a wonderful Trappist beer, made in one of the Abbeys of Belgium. Be Careful when drinking a Trappist beer. These beers tend to be very strong (between 8 and 11.5 percent of alcohol !!).
Gezondheid - Santé - Skol - Prost - Salute - To your health

PRALINES (not "chocolates").

by breughel

Genuine Belgians use the word PRALINES for what is called "chocolates" by tourists. If outside the touristic centres you ask for chocolate you will get a bar of chocolate.

The production of pralines in Belgium is now in hands of a number of companies who have industrialized the process what does, fortunately, not mean that quality has diminished. These larger companies have oriented their production to the export making of the Belgian pralines a luxury export product of world wide fame. There are also a good number of artisanal workshops. Belgians consider that brands like Neuhaus, Godiva, Corné are the better ones at least among the big producers. Leonidas is lower in rank but also in price. When a Belgian offers pralines, he will buy the better rated ones, but for his own use he might take the Leonidas because the difference in price is wider than the difference in quality. When offering pralines we usually buy a "ballotin" (box) of 500 or 750 gr. mixed ("assortiment"). For our own use we select the types we like most. My favoured praline types, for example, are the "manons" especially the "manons sucrées" from Neuhaus. I prefer to stay with the traditional Belgian taste of the pralines so that a Marcolini is not on my list.

What is remarkable with Belgian pralines is the significant price increase as soon as they cross the Belgian border. Worst increase of price is when they are sold at luxury shops like Harrods in London. Multiplication by 2.5 of the Belgian price. I can understand that the poor Londoners buy Belgian pralines at Harrods by only one or two pieces at the time! Therefore, when you leave Belgium buy some kilos at the Brussels airport. There are good shops with a large variety of the best pralines.
A price idea: 40 - 45 €/kg.

Are pralines good or bad for health? They are certainly good for the moral, they induce a euphoric feeling. Some addiction to pralines has been reported. I am one of these praline addicts.

Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

by Klod5

Un premier coup d'œil dans cette église vous fait apprécier le calme et le recueillement de ce lieu aux dimensions harmonieuses.

Votre regard se porte vers le chœur dépouillé et est comme attiré par le crucifix en son centre. Vous vous souvenez qu'une église est d'abord un lieu de prière… Les cinq fenêtres gothiques du chœur impressionnent: c'est la verticalité qui prédomine, signe d'élévation. Le mouvement du chœur souligné par les ogives montantes s'avance dans la nef jusqu'à cette grande arcade qui cintre tout l'édifice et qui semble le diviser. Les ogives font alors place à un plafond plat à caissons en chêne, un des rares à Bruxelles.

Cette église est une des plus anciennes de la ville. Sa fondation par les Frères de la Miséricorde remonte au milieu du XIIIe siècle. Lors de la dernière restauration (1956-1958), des fouilles ont permis de découvrir des murs de soubassements témoignant de l'existence d'un sanctuaire plus ancien encore, édifié, croit-on, par les Templiers, et sur les fondations duquel l'église a commencé d'être érigée.
A first glance in this church made you appreciate calmness and the contemplation of this place to the harmonious measurements.

Your look carries itself toward the stripped choir and is as attracted by the crucifix in its center. You remember that a church is first a place of prayer… The five Gothic windows of the choir impress: it is the verticality that predominates, sign of elevation. The movement of the choir underlined by the upward ogives advances in the nave until this big arcade that bends all the building and that seems to divide it. The ogives make place then at a flat ceiling to caissons in oak, one of the rare in Brussels.

This church is one of the oldest of the city. Its foundation by the Freres de la Misericorde carries up in the middle of the XIIIth century. at the time of the last restoration (1956-1958), some excavations permitted to discover walls of bases revealing the existence of an older sanctuary again, built, one believes, by the Templiers, and on the foundations of which the church began to be erected.

Voir aussi :
La Chapelle de sainte Rita de l'église de la Madeleine

(près de la Gare Centrale à Bruxelles)



by benzerga


The St. Hubert gallery is a fine example of a typical type of building of the 19th century: the covered shopping gallery. Between 1820 and 1880 seven of these galleries were built in Brussels. Three of these have survived: the St. Hubert gallery, the Bortier gallery and the Northern Passage. These galleries had a double function: the ground-level was almost always occupied by shops, whereas the upper section (first and second floors) were reserved for apartments and habitation.

It's flower time!

by adinateo

It's better to book in time if you want to attend this flower carpet event. It's very crowded and all the hotels are taken. Next flower carpet in Brussels is between August, 15th-17th, 2010.
Be there to see something magical. Photos here: This kind of event happens once every two years, in the Grand Place. You maybe already know that this is the central market in Brussels. Each year, the artisans made the design different.
For sure, this is definitely one of the must sees of Brussels.


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 Catalonia Forum

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Address: Avenue du Haut Pont 2, Hoge Bruglaan, (formerly Catalonia Forum Art Hotel), Brussels, 1060, Belgium