Monuments and Tourist attractions

Here are some of the unmissable sights Brussels has to offer: classified by type and ordered according to our criteria

Three attractions which define Brussels

Grand Place

La Grand Place (Grote Markt) is the central, geographic and historic heart of Brussels. Discover the square’s history and main buildings.

Manneken Pis

The famous Manneken Pis is a statue of a small boy urinating into a fountain’s basin. Discover why it has become the most renowned landmark of Brussels and its legend.

Atomium

The Atomium is for Brussels what the Eiffel Tower is for Paris. The monument was created for the World Fair exhibition and has become Belgium's symbol.

Three Unmissable Palaces

Palais de Justice

Le Palais de Justice (Justice Palace) in Brussels is one of the largest and most impressive buildings in Europe.

Royal Palace

The Royal Palace of Brussels is situated near the Parc de Bruxelles and is one of the most famous buildings. Discover it and when and how to visit it

Cinquantenaire

The Cinquantenaire Palace and Park of Brussels is a national landmark and was built for the Belgian independency in 1880.

Religious Monuments

Brussels Cathedral

The Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula is one of the most important landmarks in Brussels. Information on this impressive temple and when to visit it.

Basilica of the Sacred Heart

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Brussels is an architectural masterpiece and is the fifth largest temple in the world.

Notre Dame du Sablon

Located in the upper town of Brussels, Notre Dame du Sablon is a remarkable Late Gothic church and one of the most beautiful in Brussels.

Parks and Gardens

Parc de Bruxelles

The Parc de Bruxelles (Brussels Park) was designed in the eighteenth century and is currently one of the most important parks of Brussels.

Other things to see in Brussels

Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert

The Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert were designed in 1847 making them the first glazed shopping arcade in Europe. Today, the Galeries Royales are still the most impressive and elegant.

Mini Europe

Mini Europe is a miniature park with 350 miniatures that represent the most important landmarks from the countries in the European Union.

European District

The European District of Brussels comprises the headquarters of the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and European Commission

Jeanneke Pis

Jeanneke Pis is the female replica of the Manneken Pis, a statue of a little girl squatting and urinating who looks more audacious than her older brother.

Palace of Coudenberg

Located under the Place Royale (Royal Square) are the ruins of the former Palace of Coudenberg, the ancient seat of government.

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