Questo antico teatro, alloggiato in quello che era la sede municipale dei commercianti del mercato, è situato vicino alla Borsa Valori. Dopo la seconda Guerra Mondiale, il palazzo fu restaurato e in seguito trasformato in una moderna sala insonorizzata per concerti. Tra le star che hanno suonato qui: The Clash, The Cure, i Red Hot Chili Peppers e Lou Reed, oltre a molti altri. Ogni anno circa 300-400 concerti hanno luogo qui nell'AB, come viene chiamato dai locali. Per programmazione e vendita biglietto controllate il sito.
Brussels Town Hall is an intricate Gothic marvel that forms the focal point of Brussels' iconic Grand Place and is easily one of the city's most lavish civic buildings. The Town Hall was chiefly designed by two architects: the left wing by Jacques van Thienen in 1402, and the right wing by Jean van Ruysbroeck in 1445-1450. The two rear wings were added much later in 1712 but were designed in harmony with the architectural style of the original, L-shaped building. The exterior walls of the Town Hall feature numerous statues that depict saints, nobles, and other figures, each a vivid image of the people they represent. Uniting these efforts is the striking and exquisite Gothic tower at the center topped by a statue of St. Michael, the patron saint of Brussels. Inside, the elegant rooms are decorated with tapestries and paintings from the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries. Brussels Town Hall is an arresting sight, especially when lit up at night.
Costruito nel 1929 in stile art deco per il banchiere e collezionista David Van Buuren, questa meravigliosa villa fu trasformata in museo nel 1973. In esposizione splendidi arazzi, oggetti di vetro soffiato, quadri di maestri classici e moderni. Tra quelli degni di nota La caduta di Icaro di Breughel e opere di Ensor e Van Gogh. Mostre di sculture contemporanee vengono organizzate nei giardini della villa. Per visite di gruppo bisogna prenotare
Belgium's iconic Grand Place stands as a testament to the city's glorious cultural and economic legacy. Recognized as one of the most splendid market squares in Europe, its arcade is completely enclosed by tall, gabled Flemish Renaissance buildings decorated with intricate ornamentation and carved statues. Of the buildings that surround the square, the Town Hall with its Brabantine Gothic tower and the Neo-Gothic Brussels City Museum are especially remarkable. Impressive as it is by day, the square is even more stunning at night under the golden glow of street lights. During spring and summer evenings there is a light show that brings to life the city's musical and cultural heritage.
Da quando Gerard Mortier divenne suo direttore nel 1981 (ora dirige la e Salzburger Festspiele) il Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie è tornato alla ribalta. Attualmente nelle mani del famoso organista Bernard Foccrule, questo teatro lirico è considerato uno dei più innovativi del mondo. L'opera qui è un vero spettacolo. Troverete anche una libreria dove comprare CD e CD ROM oltre a libri.
L'art nouveau praticamente nacque qui a Bruxelles. Victor Horta (1861-1947), considerato uno degli esponenti maggiori di quest'arte, progettò questa casa e vi visse fino al 1919. Troverete molte altre case simili in città. Fu restaurata nel 1991 e trasformata in museo. Horta è famoso per i suoi palazzi progettati con l'utilizzo di materiali industriali, come metallo e ferro, ma manipolati in modo da sembrare organici e naturali.
This cyclist's association was founded in 1992. It not only offers bikes for hire, but the group has built up a great reputation with their guided city biking tours. There are 11 different circuits ranging from Treasures of the Art Nouveau and Brussels, greenest of cities to Brussels by Night, each generally lasting three to four hours. Tours can be arranged for groups. Information on prices can be obtained from their website. They also give Bikes on rent for all those who wish to explore the place on their own.
Matongé is a Brussels district that is named after its namesake Kinshasa neighborhood in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This popular neighborhood has over 40 nations represented here. Established in the 1950s, it is a popular area for locals as well as tourists for its specialized shops, restaurants and more. It is probably the best place in town to get a glimpse into the African culture through its various craft shops, restaurants, fashion stores, music stores, bookshops and more.
This small square has a grassy patch for you to sit and relax. Square de Meeûs features a lovely bronze sculpture of an angel and a bust of Barthélémy de Theux de Meylandt. The angel was created by Jules Lagae in memory of Julien Dillens in 1909. You will also find many cafes and restaurants around the square.
This cinema is among the most beloved in Brussels. Specializing in screening classic films, it's truly a gem in the city for movie-lovers. With its five screens, it provides variety without being too big. It is one of the venues that hosts the Brussels Festival of Short Films in April and May.