Brussels: Things to See Around the City

Brussels: Things to See Around the City

Follow me around Brussels as I take in the sights and find interesting things to see around the city

First up, a pretty Christmas tree and the statue of Charles Rogier – twice Prime Minister of Belgium in the 19th century – sit in Place de la Liberte on Rue du Congress.

Things to see in Brussels

At the end of Rue du Congress, you’ll find the Congress Column with its statue of Belgium’s first monarch, King Leopold I at the top.

Things to see in Brussels

Onwards towards the city centre, you may come across this statue of St Michael killing the devil.

Things to see in Brussels

Then, the impressive western, northern and eastern facades that make up the beautiful St Michael & St Gudula Cathedral.

Then, a last look back at the cathedral from Rue de la Montagne.

Things to see in Brussels

In the centre, you’ll find loads of lovely buildings – typically Belgian with crow-stepped gables.

Things to see in Brussels

Head north and you’ll come across The Bourse – the Brussels Stock Exchange – housed in this grand building.

If you fancy a break, go to Halles Saint-Gery – a beautiful little place which used to be market halls in the 19th century, but now an exhibition centre, cafe and bar – a welcome pitstop from your sightseeing!

Things to see in Brussels

A short walk away is St Catherine’s Place with St Catherine’s church at one end. It’s a great place for eating and drinking or simply wandering around.

Just around the corner, there is the belltower of the old St Catherine’s Church.

Things to see in Brussels

Last on this little tour is the small chapel of Mary Magdalene on Rue de la Madeleine.

Things to see in Brussels

If you would like to follow in my footsteps. here is the route I followed, more or less:

I hope you enjoyed the walk!

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