Monday, March 16, 2015

#DestinationCrush: Brussels

What's not to love about the city of warm waffles?

Brussels is just the city you would easily fall in love with. From its delicious cuisine to its classic architecture, this capital of European Union is one of the most beautiful destinations in the European hemisphere that's perfect to fulfill your needs of an ideal getaway. With the blend of French and Flemish community, it makes Brussels the melting pot for all things cultural. See below for our list of favorite places in Brussels!

1. Brussels Town Hall
Located at the famous Grand Place, this gothic architectural building is best viewed at night. Not that it loses its charm during the day, but at certain hours in the evening, you might get the chance to see beautiful and colorful lights accompanied with harmonious melodies.

2. Waffles
Warm Belgian waffle is definitely the reason to visit this city, right?

3. Royal Museums of Fine Arts
If you're an avid fan of history and art, then this is definitely the place you should not miss while visiting Brussels. From remarkable collections of the olden days to today's contemporary art, you could spend around 3 to 4 hours exploring the mesmerizing paintings and sculptures. Despite of the extraordinary artworks, the Romanesque interior of the building itself makes it as one of the most beautiful museums you would ever visit!

4. Cathedral of St. Michael & St. Gudula
Built in the 12th century and granted a cathedral status in 1962, this primary church of Brussels is one of the historical sites that will leave you with nothing but awe. With its gothic stained glass windows and baroque interior, the cathedral hosts important events including royal weddings and funerals.

5. Atomium
Named by CNN as Europe's most bizarre building, this Atomium was built in the year of 1958 for Brussels World Fair: Expo 58. If you ever wonder what's inside these aluminium cells, it is a museum. Not to mention that you could get a beautiful panoramic view of Brussels if you go up to the highest sphere.