Snap up this unbeatable price for la Grand Place and experience Brussels to the full! If you’re looking for a central location, within easy access of the must see sights and attractions, for a budget price without compromising on quality then look no further. All guest rooms are air conditioned, with high speed internet connection, en-suite bathroom and television, whilst the property also offers postal and fax services, dry cleaning and a welcoming reception desk with staff happy to share their knowledge of this exciting city and for those needing to work away, business facilities include fax and photocopying services.
Brussels is any architect enthusiasts dream, with stunning examples from both the baroque and gothic periods. The gothic St Michael and Gudula Cathedral, situated at Treurenberg hill, has been the venue for many royal weddings and funerals and dates back to the 12th century although previous religious structures here have existed on the site as early as the 8th century. The Cathedral is free to enter, where you can see the vast columns and arches and highlights such as the stunning 18th century Baroque Pulpit, which was sculpted by Henri-Francois Verbruggen in wood. There’s also a museum inside to find out more about the history of this important Cathedral, and a chance to see the crypt and the remains of a previous Romanesque church.
The Grand Place has to be Brussels most famous attraction, and it’s in this beautiful square which dates back to the 12th century, where you’ll find the Town Hall as well as many quaint bars, chocolate shops and restaurants and is a far cry from the days of when public executions were held here during the Medieval times. It’s this rich history which really deserves a guide, or at the least a guidebook, to help you understand its role over the last few centuries.
With plenty of culture spots to enjoy, you might not have time for many of the museums. But if you can pick just one, then the Royal Museums of Fine Arts is an excellent choice. The top floors are dedicated to the Museum of Ancient Art whilst the Modern works are displayed in the basement floors. If you’re travelling with children, be sure to check out the comic strips, and of course the works by masters such as Rubens and Jordaens.
In the evening, head to a traditional Belgian bar such as Moeder Lambic Fontainas for a chance to mingle with the locals over a few locally brewed ales and a chacuterie board.