Tours & Walks, Brussels
COMIC STRIP WALK IN BRUSSELS : Belgium is THE country of comic strips and Brussels, in particular, is the focal point for the 9th art. As any visitor to Brussels will soon discover, the comic strip heroes are everywhere: on street corners, in the metro, on walls or in bars..
A walk along Avenue Palmerston and the lovely little city park Square Ambiorix (perfect place for a picnic) is delightful if you like art deco.
See the photo's.
This walk takes you to comic strip murals around the city.
Very interesting and whimsical. You can get more info at the comic strip museum.
Guimard was the architect of this building, too.
The construction of the Palace of States General (le Palais des Etats Généraux) started in 1779. After 1830, it became the Palace of the Nations.
Is there more beautiful place to build a theatre than next to a park? As if Montoyer thought the same when he decided to build this theatre a step from the Park of Brussels in 1782.
Great place to just relax and people watch. Clean and safe too. A mini oasis from the sometimes hectic Brussels traffic
Brussels is also famous for cartoon murals that are scattered throughout the old city. Just wandering around (which I highly recommend) and you will find dozens of them.
This is the street de la Cigogne looks like. We had a walk there out of curiosity, both sides is the row of two story houses, about 100 meters long.
The Saint Mary Church - located at "Koninginneplein" - Queen Square" was builded in 1845 by architect Van Overstraeten
This church is protected and the style Roman/Gothic.
This carpet has of course nothing to do with the beautiful one you can admire on 15th of August every two years.
This is just an every day flower market on the Grand'place, a nice one too though.
Beautiful walks can be made in the 'Zoniënwoud';
This walk started at the railway station in Groenendaal.
For more pics take a look at the travelogue
At about 15 km east of Brussels, and 10 km east of Leuven, there is Neerijse.
It is a lovely area with some walking possibilities.
At the travelogue about Neerijse, you'll see some more pics.