The house of Emile Tassel, a physicist and chemist, is a noteworthy landmark and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This house was built by Victor Horta in 1893 in the Art Nouveau style. Horta's remarkable structure includes iron girders and large windows. The house itself is closed to the public, but even a quick glimpse at its stunning exterior is definitely worth the trip!
Saint Nicholas Church is a historic religious site in the heart of Brussels. It is beautifully constructed featuring tall, arched ceilings, stained glass windows, and intricate wooden carvings throughout. It is worth a visit for those who are looking for a tranquil outing in Brussels.
The Column of Congress was designed in 1850 by architect Joseph Poelaert, who later also built the Palais de Justice. The column is 47 meters (154 feet) high, and on top there is a 25 meter (82 feet) high statue of Léopold I, the country's first king. This column was erected in commemoration of the National Congress who established the Belgian constitution in 1831. At the foot of the column is the eternal flame, in remembrance of the victims of the two World Wars. In the column itself is the grave of the Unknown Soldier. Every November 11th (Remembrance Day) there is a ceremony here in the presence of the Royal Family.
Domein Drei Fontainen is a lovely natural space just north of downtown Brussels, offering several different areas in which you and your family can connect with nature. An immaculately landscaped Italianate garden features perfectly maintained lawns, stunning topiary and hedgerows of cheery flowers, while more rustic walking paths offer more visual escapes from the urban bustle outside the grounds. If your kids are with you, don't miss the playgrounds that make this park a family favorite.
In 1985, Denis Adrien Debouvrie was commissioned to create a female counterpart to the world-famous Manneken Pis. Now, in a small alley, which can be reached through the tangle of passages of the Rue des Bouchers, you will discover this statue of a mischievous female doing just the same thing as Manneken Pis. The fountain was built in honor of Loyalty. If you throw a coin into the bowl of the fountain, it's rumored that your deepest wish will be granted.
Also known as Rue de la Loi, Wetstraat is an important road in the city. It was named due to the many government buildings located on it. Some of the notable structures are the offices of the European Commission, Official residence of the Prime Minister of Belgium, Belgian Federal Parliament and Europa (Residence Palace). Théâtre Royal du Parc might be the only non-governmental facility on this long stretch.
Another World War memorial in Brussels, the Infantry Memorial (Brussels) is a tall stone monument created by famed architect, Edouard Vereycken. It is located near the Palais de justice de Bruxelles and the Anglo-Belgian War Memorial and forms the center-piece of the square. The structure consists of a tall stone column and soldiers at its base and has an engraved tribute to the soldiers on its façade.