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Brussels (Brussel) is the capital and the largest city in Belgium situated some 10 km south-east of Koekelberg, 130 km east of Belgium - France border. According to the latest census, the population of Brussels is about 1,019,100 people, making it the largest city in Belgium. Thousands of tourists visit Brussels every year to see its roman catholic cathedrals and palaces.

The nearest airport Brussels Natl (IATA: BRU) is about 20 km away.

Must see attractions in it

1. Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula
The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula (French: Cathédrale des Saints Michel et Gudule, Dutch: Kathedraal van Sint-Michiel en Sint-Goedele) is a medieval Roman Catholic church in central Brussels, Belgium. It is dedicated to St. Michael and St. Gudula, the patron saints of the City of Brussels, and is considered to be one of the finest examples of Brabantine Gothic architecture.

2. Place Royale, Brussels
The Place Royale (French; " Royal Square" ) or Koningsplein (Dutch; " King's Square" ) is a historic neoclassical square in the Royal Quarter of Brussels, Belgium. Built between 1775 and 1782 as part of an urban project including Brussels' Park, it is rectangular and symmetrical in shape and is flanked by some of the main museums in the city.

3. Mont des Arts
The Mont des Arts (French, pronounced  ]) or Kunstberg (Dutch, pronounced& #32; ]& #32; (listen)), meaning " hill/mount of the arts" is an urban complex and historic site in the centre of Brussels, Belgium, including the Royal Library of Belgium, the National Archives of Belgium, the Square – Brussels Meeting Centre, and a public garden.

4. St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral
The St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral is located at the Treurenberg hill in Brussels, Belgium. In French, it is called Cathédrale Saints-Michel-et-Gudule and in Dutch Sint-Michiels- en Sint-Goedelekathedraal, usually shortened to " Sint-Goedele"

5. La Monnaie
The Koninklijke Muntschouwburg (de Munt) (Dutch), or le Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (la Monnaie) (French) (both meaning Royal Theatre of the Mint) is a theatre in Brussels, Belgium.

6. Brussels Town Hall
The Town Hall (French: Hôtel de Ville, Dutch: Stadhuis& #32; (·info)) of City of Brussels is a Gothic building from the Middle Ages. It is located in the middle of the famous Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium.

7. Théâtre Royal des Galeries
The Théâtre royal des Galeries is a theatre in Brussels subsidized by the French Community of Belgium (Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles in French), located in the Saint-Hubert Royal Galleries. It opened in 1847 and has continuously hosted theatrical activities ever since.

8. Royal Palace of Brussels
The Royal Palace of Brussels (Dutch: Koninklijk Paleis van Brussel, French: Palais Royal de Bruxelles) is the official palace of the King of the Belgians in the centre of the nation's capital Brussels. However it is not used as a royal residence, as the king and his family live in the Royal Castle of Laeken on the outskirts of Brussels. The website of the Belgian Monarchy describes the function of the palace as follows: " The Palace is where His Majesty the King exercises his prerogatives as Head…

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Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula

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Place Royale, Brussels

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Mont des Arts

The Mont des Arts (French, pronounced ]) or Kunstberg (Dutch,

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Théâtre Royal des Galeries

The Théâtre royal des Galeries is a theatre in Brussels subsidized b

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St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral

The St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral is located at the Treurenberg

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La Monnaie

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Brussels Town Hall

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Royal Palace of Brussels

The Royal Palace of Brussels (Dutch: Koninklijk Paleis van Brussel,

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Grand Place

The Grote Markt (·) (Dutch) or Grand Place (French) is the central

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Museum of Natural Sciences

The Museum of Natural Sciences (French: Muséum des sciences

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Atomium

The Atomium is a monument built for Expo '58, the 1958 Brussels

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Royal Greenhouses of Laeken

The Royal Greenhouses of Laeken (in Dutch: Koninklijke Serres van

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Cinquantenaire

The Parc du Cinquantenaire (French for 'Park of the Fiftieth

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Infantry Memorial (Brussels)

The Infantry Memorial of Brussels stands in memory of the Belgian foot

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Novotel Brussels Centre Tour Noire Hotel

starting $231

Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place

starting $175

Ibis Brussels Centre St Catherine

starting $193

Dansaert Hotel

starting $116

Astrid Hotel

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Hotel Orts

starting $167

Astrid Centre Hotel

starting $282

Adagio Brussels Grand Place

starting $212

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