Standing up from a small fortress town, today’s Brussels has grown so dramatically that the whole world is stunned. Not only is the capital of Belgium and the European Union, this city is also famous for its cultural diversity, language and so many “specialties” of stunning works that are hard to match. Focus Asia Travel with exploring this city of Brussels is nothing cool.
- Bronze statue of Manneken Pis
Manneken Pis, also known as the Pee Boy, is a unique symbol of Belgium, with cultural meanings similar to the mermaid statue in Copenhagen.
This is a small bronze sculpture and fountain, about 60 cm high. There are many anecdotes about this boy, but the most famous story is about patriotism and courage.
The story goes that when the Spanish troops withdrew from the city of Brusels, which set fire to the city, then a little boy dared to stand up in the middle of a fire to be a “fireman”, extinguish the fire by ” peeing, “saving the city from being burned.
Manneken Pis is an indispensable character in the events of the city and will be dressed appropriately for each event. Manneken Pis’s wardrobe is very diverse from Santa Claus clothes, sports to traditional costumes of countries around the world.
Built for the 1958 World Fair, Atomium is one of Brussels’ famous symbols. The building is located next to King Baudouin Stadium, Heysel Park, with a height of 102m and a total weight of about 2,400 tons.
- Brussels park
With a total area of 250,000 square meters, Brussels Park is known as Europe miniature by gathering nearly 300 simulation models such as casting famous landscapes of more than 10 countries in the region.
- Magritte Museum
Brussels has once again proved its prosperity to humanity by owning an advanced building like Magritte. To commemorate the famous artist René Magritte, the Museum is located in the Royal Square of Brussels with an area of 2,500m2 and was built entirely with the most modern, environmentally friendly techniques in the world.
- Palais de Justice
Most travels to Belgium will visit this wonderful work of art. Palais de Justice (Palace of Justice – Supreme Court of Brussels) was built in 20 years, located on a beautiful hill and is considered the most important building in the country for its role. act as a witness to the history of Brussels.