Grand Old City

Belgium’s capital city, Brussels, has been a city of importance since the Middle ages. The historic Grand Place ( Grote Markt) of Brussels is considered to be one of the most impressive town squares of Europe. Every two years, in August, this town square is decorated with a massive flower carpet made of fresh begonias.

Flower Carpet, Brussels By Wouter Hagens - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4633657

Flower Carpet, Brussels
By Wouter Hagens – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4633657

Brussels also contains modern attractions like the ‘Mini Europe’ where miniature prototypes of major European structures are placed for viewing. Another attraction is a huge 102m, high structure called the Atomium that is constructed like a cluster of atoms.

 

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