Best free attraction in Brussels
Brussels is a multinational city, which perfectly combines history with modernism. The capital of the Belgium is not a cheap destination but there are ways to save some money. Below are described several ways to get acquainted with Brussels without paying for it.
Grand Place is a picturesque place situated in the historical centre of Brussels. The place is always busy and bustling and each morning here opens either flower market or bird market. The main reason for visiting the Grand Place - are the Baroque buildings that surrender the place.
Other popular attractions are Bread House, guild houses and the City Hall. These impressive buildings can be visited in any time of the year, but they are the most fascinating during winter time, when they are lit by thousands lights of the Belgium’s main Christmas tree.
Royal Army and Military History Museum
The museum exhibits a large collection of weapons and artifacts belonging to different historical periods. Even people who were never interested in military history will be impressed by the Middle Age’s weapons and armors.
One of the most attractive exhibition halls of the museum is the one where are displayed 100 planes, representing different historical epochs of aviation. The museum is very big and you should plan to spend here an entire day. The entrance is free.
Grand Sablon’s window shopping
It is one of the Brussels’ upscale areas with expensive shops offering high quality goods. As it is well known, Belgium has great tradition in producing one of the best chocolate.
Grand Sablon is a place where are located many chocolate manufactures who offer the possibility to taste their production for free. Here you can simply walk and enjoy chocolate window shopping.
This part of the city has a unique atmosphere which is felt when you walk on its cobblestone streets and seize the spirit of the real Brussels. Here you can admire the wonderful Palace of Justice, visit interesting exhibitions in Fine Arts Museum, walk along Royal Palace and enter the beautiful Cathedral.
The Watchtower is dominating among the old buildings of this part of the city, and it can be used as a lighthouse that can lead to the oldest Brussels’ streets that have more than 1000 years.
The park, as many other Brussels’ landmarks, is surrounded by historical buildings which represent the most exclusive architectural constructions. It is famous for the French gardens which have 200 years and lawns, where locals spend their time during hot summer days. In the warm period of the year, different concerts are held in the park, and in August the Royal Palace, which is located nearby, opens its doors for free.
The place where are held important debates and meetings, can be visited free of charge. Modern interactive exhibition and audio guides on 23 languages will explain to the tourists everything they see and even translate the speeches in real-time mode.