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Summary

This travel guide offers a comprehensive one-day itinerary for exploring Brussels, highlighting the city's iconic sights, delicious cuisine, and unique attractions. From the quirky Manneken Pis statue to the grandeur of the Royal Palace, and the rich beer culture, this guide ensures a memorable experience in Belgium's capital.

Day1: Exploring Brussels in a Day

This one-day itinerary in Brussels offers a blend of cultural landmarks, iconic foods, and unique attractions, making it perfect for those looking to experience the essence of the city in a short time.

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Manneken Pis

Iconic bronze statue known for its historical significance and quirky appeal.

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Tips

Visit early to avoid crowds and see the statue's various costumes at the GardeRobe Manneken Pis.

Travel Information
🌐   Website: https://www.brussel.be/manneken-pis?_ga=2.54717667.97219390.1561566058-1522489991.1561566058
📍   Address: 1000 Brussels, Belgium
🔗   Profiles: YouTube

Grand Place

One of Europe's most beautiful squares, surrounded by ornate buildings and rich history.

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Tips

Best visited early in the day for fewer crowds. Don't miss the City Hall and the Maison du Roi.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +32 2 513 89 40
🌐   Website: http://www.brussel.be/
📍   Address: Grote Markt, 1000 Brussel, Belgium

Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries

Historic shopping arcades filled with chocolate shops and boutiques.

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Tips

Perfect for a rainy day stroll or to buy unique souvenirs.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +32 2 545 09 90
🌐   Website: http://www.grsh.be/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Galerie du Roi 5, 1000 Brussel, Belgium

Mont des Arts

Offers panoramic views of Brussels and is home to several cultural institutions.

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Tips

A short walk from the city centre, ideal for photography and enjoying scenic views.

Travel Information
📍   Address: 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Brussels Cathedral

A grand ecclesiastical building with a rich history dating back to the 9th century.

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Tips

Visit the crypt for a nominal fee to explore more of its history.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +32 2 217 83 45
🌐   Website: https://www.cathedralisbruxellensis.be/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Esp. de la Sainte-Gudule, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Royal Palace of Brussels

The official home of the Monarchy of Brussels, showcasing sumptuous rooms and ornate furniture.

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Tips

Open to the public for free during the summer.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +32 2 551 20 20
🌐   Website: https://www.monarchie.be/nl/patrimonium/koninklijk-paleis-te-brussel
📍   Address: Rue Brederode 16, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
🔗   Profiles: Instagram X (Twitter)

Belgian Museum of Freemasonry

One of the hidden gems offering insights into the Freemasonry in Belgium.

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Tips

Seek out this and other off-the-beaten-path gems for a unique experience.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +32 2 223 06 04
🌐   Website: http://www.mbfm.be/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Rue de Laeken 73, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
🔗   Profiles: Facebook

Discover the beer scene

Belgium is famous for its unique Trappist and Abbey beers.

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Tips

End your day exploring the rich beer culture and tasting different Belgian beers.