Speaking of contrasts! This walk takes you from a green, residential neighbourhood with lots of striking 20th century architecture to the more densely populated streets that underwent a recent migration. At the heart of this contrast lies the bustling Flagey Square with its famous ‘Steamship’ built in art deco style. This iconic building serves as a link between the two neighbourhoods and has become a real attraction for cultural institutions, cafés and restaurants, and shops. And to think that where the square is now located, there used to be a fishpond of the Abbey of Terkameren that was fed by the Maelbeek, which has now disappeared from the cityscape.
This walk is available at the tourist reception offices of visit.brussels.
(Rue Royale 2-4 or Grand-Place – Town Hall).