Brussels, Europe’s capital, enjoys a past as one of the leading cities in North Europe. Strolling around the city you can see a great variety of architecture styles, which go from the impressive and old medieval towers to the neo baroque Grand Place, from the magnificent examples of Flemish Renaissance architecture to the residential Art Nouveau palaces and the beautiful technological post modern buildings of the Parliament District, where the European Union has its headquarters. Brussels is Belgium’s most visited city, followed by Bruges.
The Old Town is divided into two parts: the Lower Town, dominated by the Grand Place, Place Brouckère and the poorest district populated by immigrants; and the Upper Town, once corresponding to the aristocratic area, which is still today full of elegant streets like the Rue Royale, leading to the Place Royale, seat of the main city museums and the beautiful Brussels Park.
The Lower Town:
The Upper Town: