In 2012, I first visited Brussels, which you can read about here: A Glimpse of the Belgian Capital, and to be honest, the city did not strike me as one of a kind or anything special. My friends who have also visited the city shared the same sentiments. However, its history and importance (both politically and historically) continues to interest me, which is why I made it a point to give it another shot when I went to Europe earlier this year; and I am so glad I did.Two weeks was the amount of time I spent exploring the beauty of Belgium and all that it had to offer, and majority of the time was spent in the capital. Just to let you know, I honestly was so confused as to how I would write my travel diaries for Brussels; if I should make it a series or just wrap it all up in one post. The former seemed to be a lot of work, so I decided to go with the latter.
From going to the outskirts of the city to exploring its well-known attractions like the Grand Place, the Atomium, Mini-Europe,Mont des Arts, and so on, I believe I did what every traveler dreams of doing – to visit a city and spend your time as if you’re one of the locals.
Grand Place Mont des Arts
The photos below depict my favorite spot in the city, Mont des Arts, which truly shows the beauty of Brussels; although seeing the Grand Place at night is one for the books too.
Although I let the photos do the talking in this post, I do hope that this somehow inspires you readers to put the beautiful city of Brussels on your list of cities to visit. Though I’ve seen much of the capital as it is, I still have this strong desire to see more of it; besides, I didn’t get the chance to visit the Parlamentarium, which is on my must-visit list! So hopefully and God-willing, I get to see this beautiful city once more; or let me rephrase that, I hope I get to visit again and again because as you can see, I absolutely fell in love with Brussels.