Brussels- Spanjeplein - very close to the Central railway station. A square up on your way to the "Great Market" place.Three remarkable vieuws - the impressing statue of Don and Pancha - an other statue of Bela Bartok and at last the beautiful restored facades of many Hotels - this all on a carless square !
Fondest memory: "Boterhammen in de Stad "- already the 14th edition of a free music festival in the heart of Brussels, conducted by Don Quichote and Pancha himself ??!!
THE ROYAL PARK
The entire area of the royal park and the royal square is situated on the site where the medieval court of Brabant used to stand. This enormous palace dated from the 11th century when the duke of Brabant left his 'castrum' in the centre of the city. A new castle was built on the so-called 'Koudenberg' at the edge where the higher part of Brussels stops and the lower part begins.
Favorite thing: Place du Petit Sablon has very nice gardens... It is a great place to stop for a break...we sat and enjoyed the gardens for a while... :)