An Introduction To Brussels, Belgium!
Brussels is the capital of Belgium and the de facto capital of the European Union (EU). It is also the largest urban area in Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the municipality of the City of Brussels, which is the de jure capital of Belgium, in addition to the seat of the French Community of Belgium and of the Flemish Community.
Under the Köppen climate classification Brussels experiences an oceanic climate (Cfb). Brussels' proximity to coastal areas influences the area's climate by sending marine air masses from the Atlantic Ocean. Nearby wetlands also ensure a maritime temperate climate. On average (based on measurements the last 100 years), there are approximately 200 days of rain per year in the Brussels-Capital Region. Snowfall is rare, generally occurring once or twice a year.
Main attractions include the Grand Place, since 1988 a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the Gothic town hall in the old centre, the St. Michael and Gudula Cathedral and the Laken Castle with its large greenhouses. Another famous landmark is the Royal Palace.
The Manneken Pis, a bronze sculpture and fountain of a youth urinating is a tourist attraction and symbol of the city.
Brussels contains over 80 museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. The museum has an extensive collection of various painters, such as the Flemish painters like Bruegel, Rogier van der Weyden, Robert Campin, Anthony van Dyck, and Jacob Jordaens. The recently opened Magritte Museum houses the world's largest collection of the works of the surrealist René Magritte.
Brussels shopping is not limited to chocolates, beer and lace, although these three are definitely worth checking out for their quality and craftsmanship. During your Brussels vacation, you can sample the highest quality boutique shops and the most eclectic mix of goods at Brussels markets!
Once you have located the best places to visit for each type of good, you may also want to have a look at how to buy the best Belgian chocolates, where to buy nice Belgian beer (without getting ripped off!) and also a few places to go for duty free and souvenir shopping.
Most Brussels people will shop on Saturdays because shops are closed on Sundays. So if you want to avoid overcrowded shops and messy clothes racks, then avoid shopping on Saturday afternoons. On Sundays the shops near the Grand Place are generally open and so are some of the Brussels markets.
In the city, public transport is easy to use. If you make a Enjoyfull Tour,you can book Hotel in Brussels. This way, you can easily reach the city centre and main tourist attractions.
Brussel is a popular tourist destination, with millions of tourist’s visiting the city every year and this city plays host to a large number of festivals, events and conferences. If you are planning to visit Brussels, Book Your Holidays in Brussels. Please visit www.myvacations.co.uk.