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Brussels Grand Palace
Belgium Travel Fast Facts

Capital : Brussels
Time Zone : GMT/UTC +1
Language(s) : Dutch, French, German
Currency : Euro € info
Country Dialing Code: 32

Although small in size, Belgium has big influence in Europe as the hub of the European Union in Brussels, its capital city.

As an international power center, Dutch, French, German and English are widely spoken throughout Belgium's three major regions - Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels.


Belgium top attractions

First time visitors to Brussels shouldn't miss the iconic Manneken Pis, probably the most famous statue in all of Belgium, along with other top capital city attractions including the twin towers of the Cathedral of St. Michel & Gudula with its heady mix of romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance styles.

The very heartbeat of the city can be felt in the main square, seemingly always buzzing with cafe goers under the watchful eye of the Grand Palace. If traveling in 2014, watch for the famous flower carpet of 1 million begonias that biannually blanket the square (in a beloved tradition that began in 1971.)


Grand Place, Manniquin Pis and Brussels Cathedral
In Brussels, the main square at Grand Place (left) is dotted with flower stalls and cafes, plus don't
miss a photo-op of Manniquin Pis, (middle), probably the most famous statue in all of Belgium.
Meanwhile, gothic majesty awaits (right) at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula.


Belgium's other top attractions continue to offer old-world charm in Antwerp; vivid medieval majesty in such towns as Ghent and Bruges; contrasted with a stark reminder of war's tragic consequences in a memorial to the 20th century fallen at Flanders Fields.

also see -> Belgium Wineries | Christmas in Belgium


More about Belgium travel around the Web:

Visit Belgium.com - The latest news & updates, event schedule, major attractions, photos, maps, plus practical tourist information including train schedules, car rentals, and biking guides.

Bruges Visitors Guide - As beautifully laid out as the city itself, and featuring maps, photos, hotel guide, restaurants and nightlife, museums and guided tour info.

Photo Guide to Bruges - Go on a virtual tour.

 

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