Grand Place is the central square of Brussels. World renowned for its rich ornamentation, it is bordered by guild houses, the Hotel de Ville and the King’s House. It is generally considered one of the most beautiful places in the world. It was listed in 1998 on the UNESCO list of World Heritage.
The Manneken Pis
Manneken-Pis, meaning “the kid who pees” in Dutch, is a fountain topped by a bronze statue of about fifty centimeters representing a naked little boy urinating. It is located in the heart of Brussels, in the Saint-Jacques district, close to the Grand Place, at the intersection of the street from the oven and Oak Street. This statue is the symbol of the independent spirit of Brussels.
Brussels Stock Exchange
The Brussels Stock Exchange is part of the consolidation program and beautification of the city, the vaulting of the Senne and creation of the center boulevards. This imposing building responds to the critical need at the time to create a center for processing commercial business growing then. This monument that combines grandeur and fantasy occupies the site of the old market in butter itself established on the remains of the former convent of the Recollects. The eclectic building mixes borrowings in Neo-Renaissance and Second Empire in a profusion of ornaments and sculptures caused by renowned artists including Auguste Rodin.
The Atomium is a monument in Brussels, Belgium, built for the 1958 universal and conventional Lamaille representative of iron crystal Exhibition (centered cubic structure) magnified 165 billion times.
It was designed by engineer André Waterkeyn and erected by the architects André and Jean Polak for the 1958 Brussels World Fair.
It is a building halfway between sculpture and architecture, which rises to 102 m. Its construction steel weighs 2,400 tons. He became, as well as Manneken Pis and the Grand Place, a symbol of the capital of Belgium.
Rue Neuve Brussels is a pedestrian shopping street between the Place Rogier and the Place de la Monnaie. This is the busiest shopping street in Belgium.
The street is lined with many perfume and clothing stores and two shopping centers: the City2 and INNO gallery. Of these shops, we find the majority of the largest brands of clothing and accessories public present in Belgium.
Besides the stores of clothing and accessories, there are cosmetic stores as well as restaurants and fast food.
Théâtre de la Monnaie is the Brussels opera house on the Place de la Monnaie.
The first building was built in 1700 by Gio Paolo Bombarda and was known as one of the most beautiful theaters of the eighteenth century.
On 21 January 1855, the theater was completely destroyed by fire, leaving only the four walls standing. Rebuilt almost identically, the new theater was inaugurated in March 1856 by a le24 representation Jaguarita the Indian comic opera Halevy.