When we think of making a trip to Europe, the first destinations that come to mind are always the same: London, Paris, Rome ... In fact, you may have been more than once in any of these three cities, or that have become a fetish destination (either because of the offers of flights, because you have fallen in the networks of Cupid, or because you like Manolo Escobar his car more). de todas formas, since you have prepared to pack, why not fly somewhere new? Our recommendation: Brussels.
Why? To start, because it has more than one hundred interesting museums To visit, something that will come to you from the cinema if you are thinking of traveling with children. And it is that no small (or older) can resist the charm of the Comic Museum, where Tintin, his dog Milú, Captain Haddock, the Smurfs and Lucky Luke will become the best guides. Although another plan that surely appeals to everyone is to know the Museum of Natural Sciences, free for children under 5 years. In it, dinosaurs take over! 🦖
Museums aside, Brussels is also the dream destination for architecture lovers. Their gothic monuments and its modernist facades They will be the perfect setting to take the best photographs of the entire trip.
The route you can not miss? The Grand Place (Victor Hugo named it "the most beautiful square in the world" and today is part of the UNESCO World Heritage), the Barrio del Gran Sablón, the Royal Palace, the Cathedral of San Michel and Santa Gúdula, and the Palace Justice: Yes, if this is the first time you travel to Brussels, it is better to book a guided tour so you don't miss a single detail (and already placed, so as not to get lost in its streets).
Without a doubt, Brussels is the paradise of sweet palates, and we don't say it to say, they have a mega-museum of chocolate! 🍫 It's called Belgian Chocolate Village (something like Las Rozas Village, but instead of clothes and accessories, Belgian praline to give and take). In it, you will know the origin and manufacture of this chocolate, and you can even enjoy a tasting.Krzysztof DydynskiGetty Images
As for the drink of the gods, two steps from the Grand Place in Brussels, in a narrow alley, is the best brewery on the planet: Delirium Café. With more than 3,000 types of beer from around the world, the place is already part of the World Guiness of Records. Come on, if Frodo and the hobbits from the Region they knew him, his epic parties would begin to be celebrated here! 🍺NicolasMcComberGetty Images
Do you know which is the most representative symbol of Brussels? No, it is not his flag, nor a shield, nor a cathedral ... It is a statuette of a meon child! 🤭
The well-known Manneken Pis was performed in the 17th century by Jeremy Duquensnoy in exchange for 30 ducats, and perfectly embodies the rebellious spirit of the Brusselsers.
In the past, the statuette was another source that supplied water to Brussels. However, today, it has ceased to be a simple figure to become the symbol of Brussels and acquire the rank of legendary. So legendary that even Louis XV gave him the first suit to honor him after the robberies suffered by the English and French, thus inaugurating a wardrobe that currently adds about 1000 pieces, presented to the public in a fun exhibition set that can be seen in the King's House (museum of the city of Brussels).
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