Capital :Brussels Time Zone : GMT/UTC
+1 Language(s) : Dutch, French, German Currency : Euro € info Country Dialing Code: 32
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
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.)
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 offer old-world charm in Antwerp; medieval majesty in Ghent and Bruges; contrasted with a stark reminder of war's tragic consequences in a memorial to the 20th century fallen at Flanders Fields.
Along with architecture found in major cities, more gothic splendor awaits in Bruges, most recently
made famous in the dark comedy "In Bruges" starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson.