When in Brussels…

When in Brussels…


Brussels, dubbed the capital of Europe, is one of those countries that many travelers shift through onto connecting flights. They miss this little gem of a city entirely.

The misconception that it’s “just a banking” center couldn’t be farther from fact, as this fabulous 62- mile square city is a cultural hub with museums, historic locations like the Center Palace area, and a vibrant art community.

French is the primary language, with Dutch, English and numerous other languages spoken. It”s an easy city to navigate, and what I’ve found, compared to it’s other European counterparts, a more affordable option to say Paris.

I had the luxury of exploring  Brussels recently. Here are a couple highlights for you. Oh! And don’t forget to pick up a street waffle, complete with toppings such as chocolate, kiwis, strawberries, and then some… and of course, chocolate– it’s everywhere, thankfully!

The Galeries Saint-Hubert

Galerie de la Reine, 17 • 1000

(IF YOU MUST) Maneken Pis ( Dutch translation: Little Man urinating) Manneken Pis (help·info) (Dutch for little man urinating), also known in French as the petit Julien, is a famous Brussels landmark. It is a small bronze fountain sculpture depicting a naked little boy urinating into the fountain’s basin. It was designed by Jerome Duquesnoy and put in place in 1618 or 1619

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