Squares with centuries of history, charming neighbourhoods and picturesque statues — walking around Brussels is like travelling back in time, where tradition and modernity walk side by side.
First, the historical landmarks. The Grand Place is just one of them: it was built in the 13th century and it kept its gothic and baroque architecture since then.
It’s the perfect spot to enjoy the Belgium hospitality and the typical brasseries and cafes. If you’re lucky to visit the city in the summer enjoy the beautiful Flower Market, right on the centre of the square.
Just like Paris has the Champs-Élysées and New York has the Fifth Avenue, Brussels also has its very own charming avenue, the famous Avenue Louise — named after the daughter of the king who built it.
After that, don’t forget to visit the most photographed boy in the world — Manneken Pis is a 60 cm’s statue that definitely will not be missed.