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- A beautiful place, located near the Place Royal and Park de Brussels. If you like beautiful plants, a park where you can just walk in good weather, admire the roses and landscape - this is the place for you. Perhaps visiting this park should not be your goal in Brussels, but if you find yourself somewhere nearby, why not stop by?Written September 27, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Supposedly the highest point in Brussels with some excellent views across the city..especially if you ride the big wheel. Worth a short photo stop on a Brussels visit.Written August 5, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Many Tripadvisor members seem unaware that the comics museum ‘Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée’ has its own TA entry, so they post their reviews and pictures of the museum (and, these days, of themselves) here. Parcours BD (‘Beeldverhaalroute’ in Flemish), however, refers to the more than 60 large murals inspired by comics spread all over Brussels. A brochure and a map are available at the visit.brussels tourist office (2.5€) but there is plenty of free information on their website. Unless you explore Brussels on a bicycle it is difficult to see all the murals in one go because they cover a very large area and are not always easy to find (part of the fun, really), We are sure we haven’t seen them all yet. We would advise to make a choice (for instance from the illustrated list on the parcoursbd.brussels website) before setting out with small children. Otherwise, they may tire and be disappointed. The little ones might prefer the comics figurines shown at the Moof Comic’s Museum anyway.
Some of the murals (why not all?) seem to have their own TA entry. We found entries for 'Tintin Mural Painting' (rue de l’Etuve), 'Victor Sackville Mural' and 'Broussaile Mural' (both at Rue du Marché au charbon). Confusingly the pictures posted often do not show the listed mural. We don’t know what to make of another TA entry for Brussels, ‘The comic strip wall’ at 34 rue des Fabriques because we couldn’t find any corresponding mural.
We love the Marsupilami and Gaston Lagaffe murals based on the work of André Franquin and the Lucky Luke and Tintin and Captain Haddock murals but our absolute favourite is the 80 metres long mural at Quai des Péniches, along the canal, based on several Italian Corto Maltese albums by Hugo Pratt. It’s not in the centre, but what a sight!Written March 1, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The most prominent feature of Place de la Chapelle is the beautiful medieval Church of Our Lady of the Chapel (‘Église Notre-Dame de la Chapelle’ or Église de la Chapelle’ in French). It shows elements of Romanesque and Gothic style. For the rest, the architecture is unremarkable or even downright ugly. The corner buildings of rue Haute (Place de la Chapelle 17) and rue Stevens are particularly ghastly. For architecture lovers the whole neighbourhood is spoiled by the absence of Victor Horta’s Maison du Peuple. This Art Nouveau gem was demolished in 1965 to build the high-rise on rue Joseph Stevens (called 'Tour du Sablon', 'Tour Stévens' or 'Tour du Sablon' ) towering over the neighbourhood.
The unusual form of Place de la chapelle is due to the fact that it was built on the grounds of the former churchyard. The cemetary, which was surrounded by houses, was abandoned in 1784 and transformed into a square in 1822. Sadly the Obelisk fountain by French architect Barnabé Guimard (1739-1805) was destroyed in the process. It has been replaced by a replica in 2005. To the same side of the church stands a contemporary statue of Pieter Bruegel by Tom Frantzen.
Exploring the square by walking around the church we discovered, to our utter amazement, a large and profusely tagged concrete skatepark (Skatepark des Ursulines) at the back of the church. Quite a lot of urban space in the centre of town for a niche activity.Written September 4, 2022
- That the place where the old town meets the new. The monumental building of the Bourse (stock exchange), which was built in the 1870s stands proudly in the square. I was interested to see the ruins under glass on the right side of the Bourse building are from a 13th -century convent, don't miss it. Several historic cafes in Art Nouveau style huddle around Place de la Bourse such as Le Cirio and Falstaff Cafe, which a worth a peek inside. Place de la Bourse is where people flock to wave flags and honk horns, when the local team wins a soccer match or some political group wants to make a statement. The square is grandiose with the Bourse building, but I didn’t like the public sitting on the benches - they were mostly homeless people drinking beer, and this all created an unsafe atmosphere.Written September 25, 2023
- On any trip to Brussels I take I always look forward to walking down Av.De Stalingrad ,a street with fine architecture all along the street and some great pubs,bars and restaurants along.
Running roughly from Boulevard Jamar down to Rue De Midi ,some of my favourite pubs are found along here including Le Mechoui,Cafe Santana,Cafe Bebo ,Comme Chez Soi,Housiplou,Saint D'Hic and quite a few more ,were Av.De Staligingrad ends and Rue De Midi begins is Fontaine De La Rouppe on Place Fontains Plein ,a beautiful fountain and statue ,all in all it's a great street to check out if you're planning a trip to Brussels.Written May 27, 2022
- As my twin brother Stephen and I always stay in The Bedford Hotel which is actually on Rue Du Midi,we know this street very well ,one of the liveliest streets in Brussels .
Rue Du Midi runs on from Av.De Stalingrad ,it's a street with lots of boutique shopping outlets ,cool pubs,bars cafe's and restaurants and fantastic architecture ,this street brings you to the busy and bustling Bourse area ,I love nothing better than walking down this street ,it's great dropping into some of my favourite pubs along this street ,all in all it's a great street to check out if hours planning a trip to Brussels.Written May 29, 2022
- As my twin brother Stephen and I always stay in The Bedford Hotel Place Rouppe is only a few minutes walk away ,it's a cute little square that I always look forward to visiting ,great architecture surrounds the square ,in the centre of the square on the roundabout is Fountaine De La Rouppe ,a wonderful landmark water feature ,the square itself is great ,wonderful pubs,cafés,bars and restaurants ,Saint D'Hic,Houtsiplou,Kaffabar,Sun Cafe II are just some of the great cafés and bars I love dropping into ,it's a square that's got a cool vibe all of it's own ,it's most definitely well worth checking out if you're planning to visit Brussels or in the area .Written June 4, 2022
- Rue Haute is an extremely long street running through the Quartier Marolles ,great architecture lines this street with some amazing looking old buildings and there's lots of points of interest found along the street,lots of Stolpersteine along this street ,these are brass topped stones that were the final living places of the Jewish population who were deported by the nazi regime during World War Two ,sad ,poignant and a reminder of the way World War Two touched most every part of Europe.
Also along this street are great pubs,bars and restaurants,as this is a working class district ,the price and quality of drinks and meals in pubs,bars and restaurants are very fair,all in all it's a great street to visit and well worth checking out if you're planning a trip to Brussels.Written June 10, 2022
- This is pleasant little square located along Rue de la Regence and just across from Notre-Dame du Sablon Church. It is a leafy, fenced-off garden called the Place du Petit Sablon. Step into this charming little park, a pleasant refuge from the busy street and part of why this neighborhood is considered so livable.
In central fountain honors two local nobles who were executed because they promoted tolerance during the Inquisition. Good friends, one Catholic and the other Protestant, they were beheaded on the Grand Place in 1568.
This peaceful, colorful and well-preserved park is worth visiting and enjoying its pleasant atmosphere.Written September 28, 2023
- The Sablon Neighbourhood in Upper Town generally refers to the area and streets around The Church of Our Blessed Lady of Sablon Church, Place du Grand Sablon and Place du Petite Sablon. Buildings in the area are elegant, streets are lined with fine chocolatiers, nice French brasseries, coffee shops, bars and cobblestone pedestrian walkways. It is a neat area of the city to browse during visits to Brussels.Written November 16, 2022
- If there's one street I know I'm going to visit on any trip to Brussels I take it's Rue De Flandre .
This is a very long street that brings you down to Porte De Flandre and is a bit of a part street ,some great pubs,bars and restaurants along this street including some of my favourite haunts such as Cafe Walvis ,01.Midpoint,Brussels Beer Project,Chez Lutgarte,La Laboureur,Au Daringman,Roskam and quite a few more ,it's a great street to check out if you're planning a trip to Brussels.Written June 7, 2022
- This is a large, modern urban square in downtown Brussels. Right next to a major metro and tram station, Place De La Monnaie is more like a functional square for commuters. It is not a tourist attraction, strictly speaking.Written June 13, 2023
- There are lots of squares in Brussels ,obviously Grand Place is the most famous ,amazing architecture and a major tourist haunt but some little square's hold more interest to me ,square's such as Place Anneessens are cool places to visit .
Place Anneessens is a busy square and popular ,it's not your typical Brussels square ,it's not surrounded by pubs,bars and restaurants which is the norm in Brussels ,there's a few bars here such as Cafe Bulle D'Ore but it's more a meeting place ,there's a great statue here in honour of Francios Anneessens which gives the square it's name ,the architecture is lovely around the square ,the most beautiful building on the square is Haute Ecole Francisco Ferrer ,a beautiful piece of architecture indeed,I like to visit this square ,grab a beer and sit outside Cafe Bulle D'Ore and people watch ,it's a great square to check out if you're in the area.Written May 31, 2022
- Without a shadow of a doubt one of the most well trodden streets in Brussels is Rue Du Chene and this is all down to a tiny statue namely Manneken Pis Statue.
This statue attracts thousands of visitors a day ,it's a big tourist attraction so this street has some great pubs and restaurants along such as Le Cercle Des Voyageurs ,Manneken Tavern and Poechneldenkelder plus some souvenir shops and chocolate shops ,architecture along the street is superb,all in all it's a wonderful street to check out ,Rue Du Chene is easy to locate just off Rue Du Midi.Written June 18, 2022
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