Brussels has character. Out of all of the places I’ve visited, Brussels was the city I spent more time going to cafe’s and actually, shopping than anywhere I’ve visited in the last few months. The city has a flair for the arts scene and cozy cafe’s without being overwhelming.
The Grand Palace in Brussels is a true architectural marvel that will leave you in awe. As you wander through the charming alleyways of the city, the palace suddenly comes into view, revealing its grandeur and beauty. The moment you step into the palace’s grand plaza, you’ll be struck by the breathtaking view that stretches out before you. The palace’s stunning facade and intricate details are even more stunning in person, and the pictures simply do not do it justice.
It is a historic building located in the heart of Brussels, Belgium. It was originally built as a palace for the Dukes of Brabant in the 14th century and was transformed into a royal palace during the 16th century. The palace served as the official residence of the Belgian monarchy until the 20th century and is now used for official state occasions. It features a mix of architectural styles and is home to many important works of art. The palace also has a beautiful garden, the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken, which is open to visitors during certain months.
The Theatre Royal Des Galeries is a hidden gem that is easy to miss if you’re not looking for it. As my friend and I were strolling around the streets of Brussels, we stumbled upon this charming area quite by chance. We were standing in front of a store, trying to decide where to go next, when we noticed a stream of people walking through a nearby alleyway. Curiosity got the better of us, and we decided to take a peek. To our delight, we discovered a charming line of chocolate shops and cafes that were nestled in between the buildings.
The Theatre Royal Des Galeries is a true chocolate lover’s paradise. Each shop boasts a unique selection of delicious chocolates, and the sweet aroma of cocoa wafts through the air. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting, and we couldn’t resist indulging in a few treats. We ended up buying a selection of chocolates to bring back home as souvenirs.
If it hadn’t been for the small research we did before our trip, we would have missed out on this delightful area. It’s a must-visit for anyone who loves chocolate and cafe culture. It’s a nice little area to relax and enjoy the local sweets.
Who wouldn’t come to Brussels and not try the Belgian waffles? Maison Dandoy successfully fulfilled those needs for us. I ordered the Natural Leige Waffles with nutella. They were delicious!
Mannekin Pis: There are a lot of different stories about this statue about its significance. The sight of it made me cackle.