Brussels Belgium is a beautiful city

Brussels Belgium is a beautiful city

On Sunday we were loaded into our friend’s car, and he became our tour guide and showed us around Brussels. 

First, we went to see the Atomium – this huge scientific atom symbol made in 1958 as part of the World Expo.


Exploramum and Explorason – Brussels, Atomium #1

We were so glad, as it started to rain when we arrived.


Exploramum and Explorason – Brussels, Atomium #2

That didn’t stop us from having fun and doing a “selfie”.


Exploramum and Explorason – Brussels, Atomium #3

It was fascinating in and out – we loved the stairs and escalators and felt like we were in outer space.


Exploramum and Explorason – Brussels, Atomium #4

You could see all of Brussels from the top ball.


Exploramum and Explorason – Brussels, Atomium #5

We continued on into the city we walked through cobblestone streets and past famous restaurants in little lane-ways.


Exploramum and Explorason – Brussels, restaurants


Exploramum and Explorason – Brussels, lane-way restaurants

The color and aroma made me feel more like I was in a Middle-Eastern marketplace. It is called RUE DES BOUCHERS.

Once again we were seeing lots of Belgium chocolate shops, lace shops, and traditional Belgium fare in GALERIE SAINT HUBERT.


Exploramum and Explorason – Brussels shopping

One highlight was the TinTin store for Explorason. We checked out the City Hall of Brussels at Grande Place and it is a magnificent square.


Exploramum and Explorason – Brussels, Grand Place # 1


Exploramum and Explorason – Brussels, Grand Place skyline


Exploramum and Explorason – Brussels, Grand Place # 3

We rubbed the lady statue – a positive tradition of Belgium too.  Though we learned the real one was wearing out and was moved to a museum.  But the copy is just as popular.


Exploramum and Explorason – Brussels, Grand Place # 4

Next to walk to was the famous Brussels Pissing Boy or “Manneken Pis” – we are amazed at how small he was and the legend was he put out the city fire.


Exploramum and Explorason – Brussels, The boy who put out the fire

Other cites were St. Michel’s Cathedral, where we sat inside for a while and Explorason had a rest.  We had walked quite a way already.


Exploramum and Explorason – Brussels, St Michel’s Cathedral

As we headed to the Royal Palace there was much to see, and pretty gardens overlooked the city. There was a small maze-like side garden my son ran around in.


Exploramum and Explorason – overlooking Brussels

On the way, we saw the metal building and the Theatre.


Exploramum and Explorason – Brussels, Theatre

We arrived at the Royal Palace. This is really used for offices and formal ceremonies. No-one lives here.


Exploramum and Explorason – Brussels, Royal Palace

We walked all the way back. There was time for traditional chips Pommes Frites – Belgium style with mayonnaise and onion, and then a while after we stopped for some afternoon tea at a gorgeous pub.

We had covered so much ground, and my Explorafriend’s poor feet we aching in her boots.


Exploramum and Explorason – Brussels, afternoon tea

As we walked back to the car we had a look at the lovely Metropolis Hotel. Stunning!


Exploramum and Explorason – Brussels, Metropolis Hotel

We then drove to another park, Cinquantenaire/Jubel Park.


Exploramum and Explorason – Brussels

It was a great end to a great day in Brussels.


Exploramum and Explorason – Goodbye Brussels

Questions and Comments

  • Have you been to Brussel?
  • What fascinates you about Belgium?
  • What places did you get to visit?
  • Do share your comments with us below.

2 thoughts on “Brussels Belgium is a beautiful city

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *