Returning to our section of a couples weekend getaways per big and small cities of the world, in this occasion we suggest you a route to visit the city of Brussels and enjoy a getaway with your partner in the capital of Europe.
Brussels is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, has a lot of monuments and attractions that give a classic style to a great modern city. Brussels is also the ideal place for lovers of good chocolate and good beer.
Once you’ve located our hotel in Brussels, in ebooking will find great deals for hotels in all the world. We can use the afternoon of friday to visit the most central and emblematic monuments of the city, the Grand Palace, is a benefit visiting it at afternoon, because is the time when it is fully illuminated.
Here you can enjoy a romantic dinner in any of the nearby restaurants, we recommend some one in front on this impressive monument, where we can enjoy its views while you eat. For dessert is totally recommended test pieces with chocolate. the best chocolate in the world is here.
Today will be a little hectic, by the great number of monuments that we must visite.
We begin our tour visiting the Palace of Justice in Poelaert Square, one of the largest and most impressive buildings in Europe its beauty is unique and overwhelming. The Palace of Justice has 2 floors and a basement, accessible to the public.
We take the “Rue de la Regence” street which is opposite the Palace of Justice, in a few meters we come to Notre Dame du Sablon, one of the most beautiful Gothic churches of Belgium. It is recommended to walk around it, and if it the visiting hours, do not hesitate a second to go to visit her.
We continue on the same street a few minutes we will arrive to the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, a grouping of the four most famous artistic centers of Belgium. For art lovers, sure they will feel very comfortable here.
A few meters from the museums, we will be at the Koningsplein Royale Square, where we find the famous Magritte Museum, Museum of Musical Instruments, Belvue Museum and as the last point of interest for this morning we have to visit the Palace of Coudenberg.
If we want to enjoy our picnic, crossing the Place Royale, is the Brussels Park, also called the Royal Park, is recommended walk in this park to enjoy the tranquility of the area.
After a break in the Royal Park, we will begin the afternoon visiting the famous Cathedral of Brussels, called the Cathedral of Saint-Michel et Sainte-Gudule, one of the most important buildings of the city, was built in the early thirteenth century with a Gothic style. We can not leave Brussels without seeing this wonder, its interior is magnificent.
After this visit, we can continue to visit the Saint Hubert Gallery, with many jewelers, chocolatiers, boutiques, restaurants, cafes and more.
We continue going to the Grand Place, where we find the museum of the city of Brussels, an architectural work, located in the King´s House, that exposes some porcelain figurines and sculptures of the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. To finish the tour of today we will visit one of the most representative symbols of Brussels, the famous Manneken Pis, a statue of about 50 cm, of a naked boy urinating.
This visit will terminate our tour today, if you want, before returning to your hotel, it’s good to go the Grand Palace for a few beers.
The morning of Sunday can be used to visit the European Quarter, an area of large and modern buildings, of which we find the European Parliament. Here you can also visit the Palace of the Cinquantenaire, one of the most representative buildings in Brussels, was built to celebrate 50 years of independence from Belgium.
If we have more time in the city of Brussels here are some tourist attractions:
- Museum of Military History
- Cinquantenaire Museum
- Royal Institute of Natural Sciences
- Charlier Museum
- Cartoon Museum
- Jeanneke Pis
- Horta Museum