19 Apr Brussels – The Mini Europe
I was sceptical before visiting Brussels due to recent events that had taken place there.
My main reason for visiting brussels was because of the attractions mini Europe and the Atomium – which very much speak for themselves. As well as the famous sights of Grand Place square.
Mini Europe is a tour of downsized but life-like versions of European Countries, cities and everything that they have to offer. It’s the perfect way to visit all of Europe and see most of the famous attractions. Each country is represented by what they are famously known for.
- Italy = Leaning Tower of Pisa
- England = Houses of Parliament
- France = Eiffel Tower
- Berlin = The Berlin wall
- Brussels = Grand Place
It is such a brilliant idea and certainly made me excited to visit some of the place that I has seen in miniature size, later-on on my trip. As well as inspire me to visit many more beautiful places in the future.
Included in my Mini Europe ticket was a pass to visit the Atomium. Which again is pretty much what it says on the tin – it is a giant atom shaped observation tower. In my opinion it didn’t really do much but I thought that the idea of it being atom shaped was pretty cool to be honest.
Grand Place is an obvious sight to see when visiting Brussels, Belgium. A busy tourist square surrounded by so many beautifully and delicately designed buildings. And what made this experience even better was soaking up the atmosphere whilst sitting in the middle of Grand Place square with a traditional Belgium waffle as the sun was setting on the Golden detail of the Town Hall and neighbouring buildings. This really made the Belgium experience perfect.
Whilst in Brussels I stayed in Hotel Frederiksborg, which was perfect. It had big spacious rooms and cute picturesque restaurant. My room was right at the top of the hotel and has an attic feel to it, as well as a roof top view of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, which was right across the road from the hotel.
No. Piece of advice:
- Be cautious and think about your safety when travelling but at the same time don’t always let this get in the way.
No. Place for coffee:
- Unsure of the name of the coffee shop unfortunately.
- However I would recommend buying a coffee to wash down a traditional Belgium Waffle in Grand Place
Collection of my pictures from Belgium, Brussels: