Architectural Buildings in Brussels

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  • Dragon789wv
    1,156 contributions
    My wife and I were in Brussels for one day only, wandering thru the squares, seeing most of the sights only on the outside, then we came to this church.
    We were very pleasantly surprised at how beautiful it was inside, as well as how many items inside that were interesting.
    It's a must see for the visitor.
    Written September 19, 2023
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  • tk3232
    Sugar Land, TX3,822 contributions
    The Town Hall dominates the Grand Place square with its 300-foot-tall tower, topped by a golden statue of St. Michael slaying a devil. Built in the 1400s, this was where the city council met to rule this free trading town. These days, the Town Hall host weddings - it's where King Philippe got married in 1999. We stepped into the Town Hall courtyard for a little peace, but the building's interior (which is not big deal) is only open by tour. Admission is only possible with a 45-minutes English tour, which covers city history and the building's tapestries and architecture. You can buy a ticket for tour in TI office which located right there when the TI opens at 9:00 am.
    Written September 25, 2023
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  • Jo
    Cotswolds, UK55 contributions
    Lots of events go on in the Parc all year round. My only note would be I’d love a notice board where it showed what was in the pipe line.
    The ground staff are always helpful and willing to chat about floral displays etc.
    Written November 1, 2023
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  • Gamine1949
    Gujan-Mestras, France885 contributions
    Worthwhile pushing the door to visit and see the beautiful colourful windows. The bells are also delightful.
    Written July 11, 2023
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  • tk3232
    Sugar Land, TX3,822 contributions
    Smart to start your visit to Brussels from this square Grand Place to enjoy the history and grandeur of the city and its building which are usually called "Guild Houses". Magnificent Town Hall (Hotel de Ville), impressive King's House (which now houses the City Museum), Swan House and other fancy smaller building giving the square its uniquely grand medieval character are former guild halls (now mostly shops and restaurants). They have impressive gabled roofs topped with statues, and gray stone facades trimmed in gold. Unfortunately, in September there were no evening performances such as a light and sound show, and there were no “gilded houses” illuminated with gold colors and lights.
    Written September 25, 2023
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China14,185 contributions
    This is an impressive building in downtown Brussels. Belgium's former stock exchange building is a colossal neoclassical structure that is quite uncommon in the city. Unfortunately there is ongoing renovation work around the square and it seems that there is no way to get in.
    Written June 12, 2023
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  • nam p
    52 contributions
    Beautiful but is surrounded by scaffoldings at the moment. I'm really looking foward to come back there on a sunny day when the construction is done
    Written July 3, 2023
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China14,185 contributions
    This is a small church in downtown Brussels. In contrast to the hordes of tourists at the Grand Place or Manneken Pis, Eglise St-Nicolas is a peaceful place for spiritual self-reflection. Interior is simple. Great for a short rest while exploring the Belgian capital.
    Written June 12, 2023
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  • lynngaskin
    Bath, UK68 contributions
    This place was just up the road from the hotel so I stumbled on it as I was walking up Rue di Royale. Has a great cafe just check opening times.They speak good English too! The garden are beautiful and fountain is working. Lots of interesting larger than life statues children will love.
    Written January 27, 2020
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  • Radek M
    Bertrange, Luxembourg171 contributions
    A great art-deco villa and garden, to be best enjoyed on a sunny day. A pity you cannot swim in the iconic swimming pool.

    I was not that impressed with the exhibition which aimed to fill the otherwise quite empty rooms on the first floor. Proper furniture would add to the experience, but that it just my view anyway.
    Written August 26, 2023
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China14,185 contributions
    This is one among many churches and cathedrals in downtown Brussels. Eglise Sainte-Catherine is a larger cathedral with an imposing facade and relatively unpolished interior. It is a quiet place without many tourists.
    Written June 12, 2023
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  • sweatma
    Stow6 contributions
    I’m glad to have the request to review this, since it should help other travelers.

    I was struck (not at the stroke of midnight)or noon) by the beauty of the clock on the building and so fascinated to see the figurines come out, that I kept trying to align my visit to be in front of it when I heard the bells chime. I asked locals, who didn’t seem to know, and googled for information until I finally got the information, that there is no longer any movement, but sound only, every 15 minutes.

    Although Trip advisor reviews had mentioned the experience being worth while, I got the answer on a website: theurgetowander.com that my efforts to see the figurines move was going to be futile.
    Written June 8, 2023
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China159,119 contributions
    Eglise Note Dame De La Chapelle (The Church Of Our Lady Of The Chapelle) is situated upon Place de la Chapelle and is open from 10am to 6pm daily. The church dates back to the 12th-century and mainly features early Romanesque and Gothic features added during the 15th-century. There is also a Baroque style tower that was added after the French bombardment in the late 17th-century. Notably, this is where Flemish Old Master Pieter Bruegel the Elder is buried.

    In addition to an impressive exterior, there are a couple monuments outside the church worth having a look-see. These include the recent tribute statue and plaque to Bruegel as well as a replica obelisk fountain that resembles the 18th-century monument that once rested on the old church grounds before they were converted into a public square in the 1820s.

    There are interesting things to see within the church as well including fresco paintings, stained-glass windows, delicately carved wooden pulpit and confessionals, Baroque side altars and other items of religious worship. The main altar and apse are nicely ornamented while the nave offers statue lined columns. Overall, it is a nice church, worth 10-15 minutes to explore if you are interested in historic churches and enjoy seeing them during your travels.
    Written November 21, 2022
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  • aida68
    Miami, FL457 contributions
    My friends and I love the opera, and this is one of the most beautiful opera venues in Europe. The performance was outstanding as well. The only issue we found (coming from Miami), was the heating system. It was November and was cold outside but it was burning inside the building. We were sweating the whole time.
    Written March 8, 2020
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China14,185 contributions
    While Brussels may be full of concrete, unremarkable buildings, this is a better one for some attention. Maison Cauchie is a designer house close to the boring EU neighborhood. In contrast to the slob of glass and steel nearby, this small house at least adds some character to the Belgian capital.
    Written June 14, 2023
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