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  • 26. Royal Museum of the Army and Military History

    The first large hall to enter is called the Salle Historique. The presentation of this gallery is typical of the years 1920 with a multitude of uniforms, flags and paintings. There are about 8.000...

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  • 27. Eglise de Saint Catherine

    In the 19Th century the old church from the 14Th century was replaced by this one, only leaving from the original the Baroque bell tower that standing apart from the church, confused me with the black...

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  • 28. Walking

    It is easy to imagine that the steep streets that lead from the cathedral to the Ville Haute (Upper Town) would now ooze with charm if the original medieval-looking buildings had been preserved....

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  • 29. Guild Houses

    The fame and beauty of the Market Place ( Grand Place) do not lie only in the Town Hall and the King's House, but perhaps first of all in the presence of a remarkably beautiful set of elaborately...

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  • 30. Rue des Bouchers

    The present Rue des Bouchers is called "Vicus Carificum" in a document from the archives of Saint-Gudule Cathedral, dating from 1294. In 1364, it is mentioned in Flemish as "Vleeshouwersstrate". In...

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  • 31. Royal Museum of History and Art

    At the Cinquantenaire on the east side of the arch stand the Royal Museum of Art and History. It is an important one (60.000 m²) that covers all the artistic disciplines (except painting, see museum...

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  • 32. Eglise St Nicolas

    Near the stock exchange and surrounded by shops is the church dedicated to St Nicholas who quite appropriately is the patron saint of merchants, although most of us know him better as Father Christmas...

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  • 33. Chocolat Museum - Musée du Cacao et du Chocolat

    It is a nice museum about the history and production process of chocolat. It is really obvious it is sponsored by some chocolat brands by the way. You get a presentation how chocolat is made in forms,...

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  • 34. Grand Mosque

    If you enter the Jubilee Park from the road coming from the Rond-point Schuman and turn to your left, you will go past the Pavillion of the Human Passions, one of the Victor Horta's early works. Next...

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  • 35. Statue of Godfried of Bouillon

    This equestrian statue of Godefroid de Bouillon stands in the centre of the Place Royale, in front of the church of St Jacques sur Coudenberg, with trams clattering past. It shows the leader of the...

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  • 36. Africa Museum

    You should really visit the Belgium's Royal Museum for Central Africa. It contains one of the world best collections of ethnographic objects from Central Africa.The majority of these artefacts were...

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  • 37. House of the Dukes of Brabant

    The Maison des Ducs de Brabant is one of the larger structures along the Grand-Place (I should have specified that all houses along the square have specific names). It is, in fact, no larger than the...

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  • 38. Eglise de la Chapelle

    The oldest church in Brussels, its construction began on the church in 1210 and was completed by the end of the 13Th century. It reflects the transition between Romanesque and Gothic styles. A...

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  • 39. Museum of Ancient Art

    The Museum Of Ancient Art (Old Masters Museum) is part of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (MRBAB) and is one of the best European ancient paintings museums. The circuit starts with the...

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  • 40. Arc de Triomphe

    Designed by French architect Charles Girault in is a bronze sculpture by hoisting the flag of Belgium. On both sides of the arch are two large exhibition spaces, which are connected to the bow by a...

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  • 41. EC area

    One day, I wrote: Yes, I know that, as an European citizen, I'm ruled from Brussels. Yes, I know that it is important, but... I don't like it. I've been in Brussels twice, tried two different...

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  • 42. Albert I Memorial

    Albertina is a common female name in Portugal and it seemed strange to see it in Brussels, until I remembered "Albert" as a king's name. Albertine is the popular name to the royal library, the square...

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  • 43. Beer Festival

    This is a very good festival. The people who put it together and work there are fantastic. Also the beer is of course, fantastic. There were a few bummers. There was a coconut beer in a coconut...

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  • 44. Frites

    Two weeks ago we had in Belgium the week of the Frites. A petition was launched to make the "fritkots" of "friterie" (shacks on the streets and squares where there make and sell frites) belong to the...

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  • 45. City Hall

    The asymmetric building of the City Hall is the oldest and tallest structure in the Grand-Place. Erected in the 15th century, it is believed that the original architect was Jacob Van Thienen. Its...

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  • 46. Parc de Bruxelles

    There are two green loud, squawkin parrots living here at the moment... whether they will survive the long winter is another question.. seem to be enjoying themselves at present, however. Spotted them...

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  • 47. Mont des Arts

    Situated between the Grand and Royal Palace the Mont des Artes is a charming traditionally designed landscaped area. Walking it is hard to imagine that the area was once one of the most heavily...

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  • 48. Autoworld

    Those with interest in these topics may consecrate another of the frequent rainy days in Brussels to visit these museums housed in the large glass and iron pavilions built for the Universal...

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  • 49. Parc Leopold

    Firstly let me tell you what my guide book said about Parc Leopold "a some what bedraggeled park once the home to the city zoo, a function it still performs today albeit for semi caged Eurocrats in...

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  • 50. Theatre Royal de la Monnaie

    The Brussels opera house is officially called Le Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, because the place of its construction was related to a coin. It has challenged Paris as one of the most popular theatres...

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