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In the heart of Brussels, surrounded by the Belgian Parliament House, the American Embassy and the Royal Palace, is Brussels Park, a former game reserve which is now replete with masonic symbols on its premises and lush green grounds. It is a beautiful place to just stroll around on a pretty day. The park is especially a sight to witness on the celebration on the national holiday of July 21, and is also a popular venue for concerts and musicals.
Place Flagey, locally known as Flagey, is a square located in Brussels. The square is named after Eugène Flagey. The square is surrounded by various architecturally beautiful buildings. Belgium's first supermarket, is also located in this square.
Maalbeekdaltuin as the Jardin de la vallée du Maelbeek is locally known is a small park in the European Quarter of the city of Brussels. Initially, it was used as a premise of the Council of the European Union before being renovated as a park. Now, this is a popular gathering spot for locals who like to spend some time in its greenery. In addition to its well-landscaped structure, it features a small gently-flowing stream that adds to its charm.
Built at the behest of Leopold I and designed by the noted architect, Joseph Poelaert, the Palace of Justice is reputed to be one of the largest buildings constructed in the 19th Century. An ambitious project of monumental proportions, the Palace of Justice was completed in 1883, 17 years after construction first began. The architectural style is eclectic, blending neo-baroque elements with classical and ancient styles. Eight courtyards ensure ample supply of fresh air and natural light, while its fluted columns, high ceilings and grand stairways highlight the awe-inspiring proportions of its design. The Palace of Justice continues to serve as the city's main judicial center and is also known as the Law Courts of Brussels.
Explore the famous sites of Brussels at your own pace on the Brussels Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. In an open-top double decker bus, see and visit sights like the grand Palais Royal or the stunning Parc du Cinquantenaire. You can hop-on and hop-off the bus as often as you want, making your time in Brussels a breeze. You can purchase tickets that are valid for either 24 or 48 hours. A full loop on the bus take about 75 minutes.
Constructed by Victor Horta on orders of Armand Solvay, the Hôtel Solvay is an impressive Art-Nouveau mansion nestled in Brussels. Solvay took special interest in the tiniest of details of the house from the furniture to the fixtures and the door bell. He spent a lot of money and incorporated only the best materials like onyx, marble, wood and bronze to make the house. Today, it is a landmark and lies in private hands and can be visited only by prior appointment.