Brussels a wonderful city to visit

Brussels, the capital city of Belgium, is a great place to visit. It has a thousand years history of its own with deep religious, commercial and cultural strands. In the recent decades as the city accommodating European Union’s spectacular modern offices it is unrivalled in the multi-cultural interaction. Some of the finest modern buildings could be viewed with awe in Brussels. At the same time monuments and museums of the past hold a compelling attention as well. There is a sublime integration of multilateralism and strong local sentiments here.

There are some great museums in Brussels. Musee Royal d la Afrique Centrale, Maison Erasme, Musee Charlier, Musee Postal are some of the representative structures housing different types of evolution in various human activities. For example there is a museum of musical instruments, on cars alone showing from vintage models to recent times and the like. There are more than 30 museums and if one were to painstakingly go through the exhibits there would be a totally different perspective on man’s quest for diverse requirements. Horta Museum is representative of neo-modern art and is a marvel to view. The Natural Sciences Museum is also to be specially mentioned for its broad sweep of collection.

The Grand Place is an old architectural piece, now accorded the status of World Heritage Site. A 103 metre tower constructed for 1958 World Trade fair is a relatively new addition to the countless attractions in the city.

The Statue of Europe with the motto of “Unity in Peace” is a fine piece appealing to aesthetic and emotional sense. The message in the city housing many executive departments of European Union is only apposite.

One can reach Brusses by plane, train or car. All parts of Europe could be reached from here through Eurorail network.

Accommodation in Brussels can be had from Star hotels to modest establishments. Stanhope Royal, Metropole Brussels, Radison SAS Royal are some of the top star hotels while there are countless budget hotels and mid ones.

There is no dearth of conveyance facilities either. From walking tours to luxury limos and coaches your need is fulfilled. Arrangements can be made for a day’s tour or two or three depending upon the time you have. There is so much to be seen and learnt on different aspects of life in Brussels.

Brussels provides its unique beer and is famous for as France is for wine. The bars take care to provide the finest varieties of local beer which can be relished. Cantillon brewery is visited quite often as it gives an insight into the brewing of beer and one gets a first hand impression about the same. But for those who prefer to stick to their own particular requirements, they won’t encounter any difficulty in getting what they need. The night life here is leisurely, characterized by excellent food, drinks and dancing. One can also go to music halls of their choice for almost round the year classical and pop musical extravaganzas go on.

Special mention must be made about Brussel’s chocolates. Brussels is renowned for its varieties of chocolates but when it comes to Place du Grand Sablon Grote Zavel you are in the ultimate realm of this delicacy. Three special types prepared here will make you wonderstruck with great appetite!

The modernism of Brussels lies in its quest for peace and amity. While pointing out to the diversities of human needs and aims, it also points out the best way to survive, cooperation, good will and universal outlook. No wonder you find the best of cosmopolitan values in this city.


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