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This neighborhood was a sandy hill way back in the 12th or 13th Century. Sablon or Zavel is now a popular spot among locals and tourists. Some of the interesting sights to check out are the Egmont Palace, the 15th-century Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon Church (Église Notre-Dame du Sablon), Grand Sablon Square, Petit Sablon Square, Palace of Justice (Brussels) and Royal Palace of Brussels. It is also known for its antique market and has many antique shops like no other districts of the city.
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.
Place Jourdanplein is located between Etterbeek and European Quarters. The public square of central Brussels is home to several popular stores, boutiques, businesses and eateries which is why it is one of the busiest squares in the city. A weekly market fills up the square on every Sunday, between 7a and 2p. This market is somewhat of a cross between a village fair and an urban flea market. Several food stalls, clothing and other merchandise vendors are included during Place Jourdanplein Jourdanplein market.
A brain-child of the renowned architect Charles Sargeant Jagger, the Anglo-Belgian Memorial (Brussels) is a war memorial dedicated to the fallen British soldiers of the World War I. The memorial consists of the sculptures of a British and a Belgian soldier and depicts Belgian farmers helping the wounded British warriors. Unveiled in 1923, the memorial has been a popular landmark of the town ever since.
Home to Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, the former Governor-general of Austrian Netherlands; the Palace of Charles of Lorraine is a history museum that enthralls visitors with stories of the life and times of the great man. It was constructed in the 18th Century and has an impressive décor and features five halls and a grand flight of stairs that leads to the first floor. One can tour the premises and learn more about the lifestyle of the nobility.
The antique market on Place Du Grand Sablon takes place every Saturday and Sunday under the tower of the Notre Dame du Sablon church. An array of items can be found here - books, watches, glasses, candlesticks, jewelry, paintings, clocks and many more. On the historic square itself you will find a great deal of antique shops as well as cafes and chocolatiers, ideal for souvenir shopping.