Travelling – Brussels
It can be said that Brussels appears like Janus: the god with two faces. An example of Brussels’ faces is that of Europe’s administrative centre and the other is that showing the vibrant atmosphere, the interesting buildings, the narrow pavements, the huge parks, the comfortable cafés and the active cultural life.
Brussels is a multicultural city where representatives of many cultures interact on a day-to-day basis making the city a dynamic and fascinating place. This variety forms a contrast that could also be found in the different architectural models that may be discovered in the city itself. Gothic cathedrals and church buildings tend to be close to – and sometimes differ hugely from – gracious classical facades like the properties all around the Royal Square, or lovely art nouveau and artwork deco houses.
Brussels has no symbol to rival the majestic Big Ben or the skyscraping Eiffel Tower, apart from the tiny but well known Manneken-Pis, a statuette of a urinating boy (and somewhere along the network of narrow streets – a statuette of a peeing girl – Jeanneke-Pis). Even so, not many people haven’t heard of Brussels, its long history, modest people and buzzing feeling.
In terms of lodging there is something for everyone in gorgeous Brussels. A romantic hotel to spend a second honeymoon? A luxury penthouse with a wonderful view of the city? A totally equipped and outfitted apartment which feels like home? A hostel where the party never stops? It’s all there for you to choose from.
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