A cultural and linguistic melting pot, Brussels is the capital of Belgium. Brussels offers its visitor with the picturesque Medieval streets, lively squares, broad boulevards, chic cafes, and art nouveau buildings perfectly complement magnificent Gothic cathedrals, the Palais des Nations and the Royal Palace. Book your travel package to Brussels with Direct Flights today.
There's no doubt about it: cosmopolitan Brussels is the crossroads of Europe. Brussels is the home of the European Union, and every day thousands of people from more than two dozen countries are working in the EU's offices. A cultural and linguistic melting pot, Brussels is the capital of Belgium, but it's truly an international city: nicknamed the Capital of Europe.
In Brussels, picturesque medieval streets, lively squares, broad boulevards, chic cafes, and art nouveau buildings perfectly complement magnificent Gothic cathedrals, the Palais des Nations and the Royal Palace. And Brussels features an active cultural life, with art galleries, fine restaurants and dozens of museums. In short, Brussels offers historic architecture along with ultra-modern structures; traditional provincial cooking along with nouvelle cuisine; and cutting edge contemporary art along with works by the old Flemish masters - some of the finest painters the world has ever seen. What makes Brussels even more perfect as a travel destination? Most of the sites that travellers on holidays to Brussels want to see are within walking distance of each other.
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The Grand Place, one of Europe's most beautiful squares, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally a 13th-century merchants' market, it features ornate Gothic and Baroque guild halls. The Grand Place is also home to Brussels' striking Gothic Town Hall and its lofty, needle-like spire that's topped by a statue of the archangel St. Michael. Picturesque Place du Grand Sablon is a square lined with chic boutiques, pavement cafes and trendy restaurants and bars. But it's most known for its lively, colourful open-air antique market, where antiques dealers from around the world offer their finds for sale.
Manneken-Pis, the irreverent statue of a naked little boy peeing in a fountain, has been a famous Brussels icon for hundreds of years. Far from offending anyone, it's actually become a tradition for visiting heads of state and celebrities to bring miniature versions of their national costumes, presumably to clothe him. Sound like fun? Direct Flights books great travel deals including cheap flights to destinations all around the world, and it's all done from the convenience of your computer.
The Belgian Centre for Comic Strip Art, housed in a beautiful Art Nouveau building, indulges the country's national passion. Everyone's heard of Belgium's Smurfs, but this quirky museum also displays the work of hundreds of other cartoonists. The Royal Museum of Fine Arts is a bit more traditional, displaying outstanding works by 15th- and 16th-century Flemish painters such as Breughel, Peter Paul Rubens and Van Dyck.
Brussels has no shortage of cultural events, ranging from the annual Queen Elizabeth Music Competition for classical musicians, the Jazz Festival, opera and ballet at the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, and symphony and chamber music at the Palais des Beaux Arts. The city offers enough nightclubs and discotheques to satisfy just about anyone during their discount travel to Brussels. No matter where you’re coming from- The China, Australia, or Uruguay- Direct Flights has the discount Brussels travel package for your budget.
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