How to spend 48 hours in Brussels

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    Discover the charming city of Brussels with the Brussels Card. Easy and advantageous, the card can be used over periods of 24/48/72 hours and it offers free access to 41 museums, discounts at attractions, shops, restaurants, etc. and unlimited access to public transport or the Hop-on Hop-off bus.

    The capital of Belgium, Brussels is one of the most fun cities in Europe. It offers both historic and modern experiences to its visitors. Here are some of the very best attractions and things to do in Brussels.

    Grand Place

    Classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the Grand Place was built in the 15th century. Bombed for 3 days by the French army in 1695, it was almost completely destroyed but like a phoenix, it rose from the ashes in less than 5 years. That's why four styles mix or overlap. It's an eclectic mix of gothic, opulent baroque, neoclassical and neo-Gothic.

    Manneken-pis

    This bronze statuette, created in the 17th century by J. Duquesnoy, embodies the rebellious spirit of Brussels. Also known as "Little Julian", so as to not to be confused with another fountain, het Juliaensborreke, it was one of the many fountains feeding the city. From the rank of the public fountain, it is now a legendary figure.

    Palace of Fine Arts - BOZAR

    When we talk about culture in Belgium, we think of the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. Whether its exhibitions, concerts, theatre or cinema, projects around literature and architecture, BOZAR always puts forward originality and innovation. Not only do they make a point of honour in the creation, quality and richness of the artistic program, but they are especially concerned to offer a total experience to its visitors.

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    Ghent + Bruges

    Ghent and Bruges are two exceptional cities with an impressive heritage dating back to the Middle Ages. An experienced guide would take you to the belfry, the castle of the Counts of Flanders and the historic centre with the Cathedral of Saint-Bavon in Ghent; the old beguinage, the Church of Notre-Dame, the Place du Bourg with the Hôtel de Ville in Bruges.

    Mini-Europe

    At the foot of the Atomium, on the site of Bruparck, lies an exotic attraction: a miniature city that offers a trip across Europe in the space of a few hours. With 350 models, there are exact replicas of the most beautiful monuments located in the major cities of the European Union.

    Belgian Chocolate Village

    Near the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the Belgian Chocolate Village (BCV) is one of the largest chocolate museums. The journey reveals the stages of chocolate making, its uses, history, benefits, economy and diversity. The chocolate workshop integrated to the course allows observing artisan chocolate makers at work who will make you taste their latest creations.