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Brussels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description of Brussels

Brussels is the largest city in Belgium and also its capital. In addition it is a capital of European Union (EU). The Region of Brussels (in French: "Région de Bruxelles-Capitale" and in Dutch: "Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest") is one of the three regions that make up Belgium. Its capital is the city of Brussels and consists of 18 other municipalities. The Region has an area of ​​161.38 km² and a population of approximately 1 185 800 inhabitants, representing 5% of the area and 8% of the Belgian population. This region, bilingual according to the municipal statutes, is inhabited by Belgians who belong to the two main linguistic communities of the country: the French community and the Flemish community. French is commonly used as a lingua franca and is the mother tongue of the majority of the population.

Because of the presence in its territory of numerous international institutions, it is also among the most important concentrations of inhabitants born in other countries of the European Union. To this are added many immigrants from the Maghreb (especially from Morocco), from Turkey, from America, from Africa (especially from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, former Belgian colony) and from Central Europe, making the Region a cosmopolitan and multicultural group .

 

Travel Destination in Brussels

Grand Place (Brussels)

Subway: Bourse, Gare Centrale
Bus: 29, 34, 47, 48, 71
Trolley: 52, 55, 56, 81
Musee de la Ville
Maison du Roi
Tel. 02- 279 4350
Open: 10am- 5pm Tue- Sun
Closed: Jan 1, May 1, Nov 1, 11, Dec 25

 

Hotel de Ville (Brussels)

Grand Palace
Tel. 02- 279 4365
Subway: Bourse, Gare Centrale
Trolley: 3, 52, 55, 56, 81

 

 

Manneken Pis

Rues de l'Etuve and du Chene

Subway Gare Centrale

Bus: 34, 48, 95, 96

Trolley: 3, 55, 81

 

Musee du Costume et de la Dentelle

Rue de Violette 12

Tel. 02- 213 4450

Subway: Gare Centrale

Bus: 34, 48, 95, 96

Open: 10am- 5pm Thu- Tue

 

Cathedrale Sts Michel et Gudule (Brussels)

Musees Royaux des Beaux- Arts (Brussels) Royal Museum of Fine Arts

European Parliament Quarter

Bus: 21, 27, 34, 38, 54, 60, 80, 95

Subway: Maelbeek, Trone, Schuman

 

Parc du Cinquantenaire

Avenue de Tervuren

Bus: 27, 28, 36, 80

Trolley: 81, 82

Subway: Schuman, Merode

Musees Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire

Tel. 02- 741 7211

Open: Tue- Sun

Closed: public holidays

www.kmkg-mrah.be

Musee Royal de l'Armee et d'Histoire Militaire

Tel. 02- 737 7811

Open: Tue- Sun

Closed: Jan 1, Dec 25

www.klm-mra.be

Autoworld

Tel. 02- 736 4165

Open: 10am- 6pm daily

10am- 5pm winter daily

Closed: Jan 1, Dec 25

Palais Royal

Place des Palais

Tel. 02- 551 2020

Bus: 21, 27, 38, 60, 71, 95, 96

Trolley: 92, 94

Subway: Parc, Trone

Open: 10:30am- 5pm Tue- Sun

Closed: mid- Sept- mid- July

www.monarchie.be

 

Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinee

20 Rue des Sables

Tel. 02- 219 1980

Bus: 29, 38, 58, 61, 63, 71

Trolley: 25, 55, 81, 90

Subway: Botanique, Rogier, Centrale

Open: 10am- 6pm Tue- Sun

Closed: Jan 1, Dec 25

 

Place du Grand Sablon

Bus: 27, 48, 95

Trolley: 92, 94

Subway: Centrale, Louise, Parc

 

Musee Horta

Rue Americaine 23- 25

Tel. 02- 543 0490

Bus: 54

Trolley: 81, 82, 92

Subway: Albert, Louise

Open: 2- 5:30pm Tue- Sun

Closed: public holidays

www.hortamuseum.be

 

Bruparck

Boulevard du Centenaire

Tel. 02- 474 8383

Bus: 84, 88, 89

Trolley: 51, 81

Subway: Heysel

Mini- Europe

Tel. 02- 474 8383

Open: daily

Closed: Jan- March

Oceade

Tel. 02- 478 4320

Open: weekends, holidays

Kinepolis

Tel. 02-474 2600

Atomium

Tel. 02- 475 4775

Open: daily

www.bruparck.com

 

 

 

 

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