Europe 2014: Our Quick Stopover at Brussels, Belgium

Brussels was one of the cities that we haven't explored that much, simply because we didn't have much time! But we were still thankful that we were able to see some famous spots around.

FIRST STOP: Atomium.

A very interesting

The Atomium, symbol of Brussels and Belgium, is an international tourist attraction. This unique piece of architecture, created on the occasion of the World Fair of Brussels in 1958, became the most popular monument of the capital of Europe. SOURCE.

After we took a couple of photos WITH the famous Atomium, we went around and saw these beautiful places.

I couldn't remember what they are called though but definitely worth posting.

SECOND STOP: Brussels Town Hall

We were all amazed by the beauty of Brussels Town Hall the moment we laid our eys on it.

The City Hall of Brussels is a masterpiece of the Gothic civil architecture of the 15th century. The wealth inside also makes it one of the most luxurious city halls of the country. It possesses an important artistic and historic heritage (paintings, sculptures, tapestries).

Inside the City Hall various styles and time periods mix. The reconstruction by the States of Brabant left us a row of luxurious rooms in the style of Louis XIV at the beginning of the 18th century. Some are used for the meetings of the College and the City Council today. SOURCE.

THIRD STOP: Mannekin Pis

Ha! This is quite interesting (and unique too).

Manneken Pis. ("Little man Pee" in Marols; French: le Petit Julien) is a landmark small bronze sculpture in Brussels, depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain's basin. It was designed by Hiƫronymus Duquesnoy the Elder and put in place in 1618 or 1619.

FOURTH STOP: Roaming around Grand Place and window-shopping!

Oooh, we all LOVE this square!

he Grand Place or Grote Markt is the central square of Brussels. It is surrounded by guildhalls, the city's Town Hall, and the Breadhouse (French: Maison du Roi, Dutch: Broodhuis). The square is the most important tourist destination and most memorable landmark in Brussels. It measures 68 by 110 metres (223 by 361 ft), and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. SOURCE.

And look at this particular store that offers really good Belgian chocolates... Oh YUM!

I would love to go back to Brussels simply because of the chocolates. Yes the chocolates were that goooood! ♥♥♥

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