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Take advantage of our special deals and enjoy a fabulous weekend city break to Brussels, the capital of Belgium and Europe, the home of indulgent luxury chocolate, classic food and more varieties of unique beer than anywhere else in the world. It is quick and easy to get there by Eurostar (less than 2 hours from London) and is a fantastic city break destination for a short getaway, because it is colourful, youthful, entertaining and cultural. With our special deals and discounts you can discover for yourself why Brussels is such a popular choice for couples, families and friends.
Brussels prides itself on maintaining its medieval architecture, which is stunning, but it is also a city famous for artistic innovation and a particular wealth of art deco and art nouveau monuments. There is so much to see and to keep you entertained in this lively, cultural city that it is well worth dividing your time between sightseeing and taking the European, enthusiastic approach to relaxing in the lively bars, cafes and brasseries. Brussels is ideal for discovering on foot, and you can begin your exploration of the city with a stroll around the Grand Place, a Unesco-listed monument.
Keep your strength up with some moules-frites or a delicious waffle, (maybe washed down with some famous Belgian beer or a delicious hot chocolate...) Make your way up to the Mont des Arts, where you will find the Royal Museums of Art and History and the Palais des Beaux Arts ? Bozar, which have numerous concerts and exhibitions. The Museum of Musical Instruments ? ?MIM? is full of musical treasures while the Royal Museum of Ancient and Modern Art will lead you on a journey of artistic creativity throughout the ages: from Jér?me Bosh to James Ensor. For something a little different to do, challenge your perceptions of reality through the work of the bowler-hatted, Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte, at the Magritte Museum.
If you are more outdoorsy than museum-oriented, there are loads more attractions to see on the streets of Brussels, from the gorgeous Christmas Markets to film and book fairs and exhibitions throughout the year. The Biennale d?Art Nouveaux and the BRXL arts festival are major must see events on Brussels' cultural calendar. Get your dancing shoes on in May, for the Nuits Botaniques (Botanical Nights) which will liven up the streets with rock and electro concerts. Brussels is world famous for comics, so don't miss the Tintin shop, near the famous Manneken-Pis statue and the Belgium Comic Book Centre.
Browse the shops at the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and make yourself popular by taking home some of Belgium's famously divine chocolate. Brussels Park and Egmont Park provide the perfect Sunday morning antidote to too much sightseeing, (or too much Belgian Beer!) So grab your family or friends and get a taste of the genuine European experience with a weekend break to Brussels.