Brussels is mostly known for its historical, medieval center. The Grand-Place and its surroundings are protected by the Unesco. This part of the city has mostly been rebuilt after the destruction 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 (quarter of the working class) 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 boroughs. These are partly autonomous, partly residential, partly commercial, luckily surrounded by green. Some suburbs are famous for the Modern Style (Saint-Gilles, Schaarbeek, …). There is also the European district with the European Parliament, the Luxemburg Station, the European Council Building … 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 district or a city tour of several districts is also possible.
Guided Tour Themes : Highlights
Duration : 195 minutes
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).