Brussels Journals

Brussels, melting pot in the middle of Europe

A travel journal to Brussels by M@uricio

Fiesta Andaluz Photo, Brussels, Belgium More Photos
Quote: Brussels is better known to the world than the state. Being the political heart of the EU is the reason for this. NATO too is related with Brussels. For the people it is where the Parliament and government are situated.

Brussels, melting pot in the middle of Europe

Overview

Fiesta Andaluz Photo, Brussels, Belgium
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The Atomium, Manneke Pis, Grand Place, Rue des Bouchers, Galery de la Reine Elisabeth, Galery St.Hubertus, Royal Palace, Park Warande. For children : do not miss Mini Europa.

Quick Tips:

Best buy for Brussels transport: a ticket for 10 journeys from MIVB/STIB: allows bus, metro, tramway and train in Brussels.

Best Way To Get Around:

You can almost walk to every destination except to the Heysel and Cinquantenaire Musea that are rather far: use Metroline.

Royal Windsor Hotel Grand Place

Hotel | "Royal Windsor Hotel"

Royal Windsor Hotel Grand Place Photo, Brussels, Belgium
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Fully equipped room with air-conditioning, TV, and movies on demand. Option to have breakfast in the restaurant or in the room. Outstanding bathroom facilities. Fridge with minibar. Large carparking. Music and dancebar.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 3, 2003

Royal Windsor Hotel Grand Place
RUE DUQUESNOY 5 7
Brussels, Belgium 1000
32 2 5055555

Sea Grill Restaurant

Restaurant | "Radisson SAS Hotel"

Sea Grill Restaurant Photo, Brussels, Belgium
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Sea Grill Restaurant is a French kitchen of good quality. You have your choice of fish plates and a large choice of desserts. There's friendly service and a good atmosphere. You have the possibility to have your car parked under the hotel (entrance to the right of main entrance).

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 3, 2003

Sea Grill Restaurant
Rue Du Fosse Aux Loups 47
Brussels, Belgium 1000
02.227.31.20

El Rincon-Torremolinos

Attraction | "El Rincon - Torremolinos"

El Rincon-Torremolinos Photo, Brussels, Belgium
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Spanish eathouse with live perfomers from 21 - 22pm until midnight (Friday and Saturday). The food is moderate but drinks and music do the rest. Take your camera! You'll have the opportunity to sing or even to dance. It's near Porte de Halle.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 3, 2003

El Rincon-Torremolinos
Hoogstraat, 403
Brussels, Belgium 1000
02 538 38 46

Euroferia Andaluza

Attraction

Euroferia Andaluza Photo, Brussels, Belgium
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Andalusian open-air attraction based on Spanish music, horse show, dance, food and drinks. Also attractions for children.

Situated between the Basilica of Koekelberg and Square Simonis. Within easy reach by underground (Metro), destination Simonis.

This year the annual event took place from May 16 until May 18; generally it is in the second half of May or the beginning of June.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 22, 2003

Euroferia Andaluza
Park Elizabeth
Brussels, Belgium

Grand Place (Grote Markt)

Attraction | "Jemaa El Fna - Marrakech"

Grand Place (Grote Markt) Photo, Brussels, Belgium
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Africalia 2003 is a project that intends to show an "African Season" in Belgium from March till October. On July 15 and 16, groups from Morocco, Marrakech, and surrounding countries, have been showing their art at Brussels' Grand Place: music, dance, acrobatics, street theater, expositions.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 17, 2003

Grand Place (Grote Markt)
Central Square
Brussels, Belgium 1000

Estaminets

Attraction

Estaminets Photo, Brussels, Belgium
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On your walking tour, have a stop in an old café, locally called 'estaminet', which is a word derived from the Spanish rulers, if I remember correctly it means 'a place where there are some girls' (está mina).

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 17, 2003

Estaminets
City Centre
Brussels, Belgium

Rue Neuve/Nieuwstraat

Attraction | "rue Neuve - Nieuwstraat"

Rue Neuve/Nieuwstraat Photo, Brussels, Belgium
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It is the most important and the largest shopping street in the capital. Perhaps the most expensive. All big brands are represented. There are two shopping galleries: Inno and City 2. City 2 has several independent shops and corners to drink or eat something.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 17, 2003

Rue Neuve/Nieuwstraat
Place de la Monnaie to Place Charles Rogier
Brussels, Belgium

Art on Cows

Attraction

Art on Cows Photo, Brussels, Belgium
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Artists decorated cows, painting them in the spirit of Belgium. Sometimes the imagination and/or tecnology used is quite new. Cows are placed in the streets, in galleries, on squares, and in parks.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 1, 2003

Art on Cows
Galeries St. Hubert and de la Reine
Brussels, Belgium

14th Festival Couleur Café

Attraction | "14 th Festival Couleur Café"

14th Festival Couleur Café Photo, Brussels, Belgium
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Open air festival with music of the world and a lot more attractions such as souks, dance lessons, exotic restaurants, music bands, cocktails, and mega acts by different groups. It happens every last weekend of June and for up to three days! Fireworks on Saturday.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 1, 2003

14th Festival Couleur Café
Rue Picardstraat
Brussels, Belgium