Brussels is mostly known for its historical, medieval centre. The Grand-Place and its surroundings are protected by UNESCO. This part of the city has mostly been rebuilt after it was destroyed by the army of king Louis XIV of France in 1695. Today there are still many lovely markets, old docks, small streets and Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassical buildings. In this part of the city and also in the Marolles (a working class neighbourhood) different types of buildings and a mix of housing, shops, museums, churches and parks can be seen. But Brussels is also a city of urban renewal, of modern architecture and of many communities, districts and institutions. The urban growth started in the 19th century. Brussels now consists of 19 separate communes. These are partly autonomous, partly residential, partly commercial, luckily surrounded by green. Some suburbs are famous for their modern style (Saint-Gilles, Schaarbeek, …). There is also the European quarter, with the European Parliament, Brussels Luxemburg Station, the European Council Building, etc. Other areas are famous for beautiful examples of interbellum architecture, buildings of the fifties and post-modernism or for their multicultural population. A walk in one neighbourhood or a city tour of several neighbourhoods is also possible.
Guided Tour Themes :
Duration : 3.15 hours
Language Spoken : Dutch - English - French - German
Indicative price for a group of maximum 50 people
Additional information : The price does not include bus rental. If there are more than 30 participants, it is necessary to reserve an additional guide for the walking portion (cost: €60).