Saturday, 8 October 2011

The main square of Brussels on the UNESCO heritage list

The main square of Brussels is an amazing place and that’s why it is on the UNESCO heritage list. The oldest guild houses are from the 13th century. Many of the buildings have sculptures and decorations on the walls. The City hall looks enormous with its belfry. Next to all the culture and historical treasures, you find here bars and restaurants. The architecture of restaurant “Maison du Cygne” is unbelievable with its golden art pieces and a swan above the entrance door. You also find several chocolate shops and some bars sell a beer plank with several kinds of small Belgian beers you can try out. Enjoy de “Grote Markt” of Brussels.

De Grote Markt van Brussel is verbazingwekkend en dat is ook de reden waarom het is opgenomen op de Werelderfgoed lijst van de UNESCO. De oudste gildehuizen dateren uit de 13de eeuw. Vele muren van de gebouwen zijn versierd met beeldhouwwerken en decoraties. Het stadhuis met zijn belfort ziet er ongelooflijk uit. Naast al deze cultuur en historische schatten vind je hier ook cafés en restaurants. De architectuur van restaurant “Maison du Cygne” is ongelooflijk met zijn gouden kunstwerken en een zwaan boven het inkomportaal. Hier vind je verschillende chocolade winkeltjes en sommige cafés serveren bierplanken waarbij je verschillende kleine Belgische biertjes kan proeven. Geniet van de Grote Markt van Brussel..

Grote Markt Brussel
Grote Markt Brussel
Grote Markt Brussel
Grote Markt Brussel
Grote Markt Brussel
Grote Markt Brussel
Grote Markt Brussel
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11 comments:

  1. Amazing buildings. All the gold work really makes this stand apart for most other buildings.

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  2. Wow, that is quite something. I love the overall look of the buildings and the details are amazing. I'd love to try one of those beer planks you write about.

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  3. Thanks for the tour of the grey city, weather in tune too. Fancy some of the beer too!

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  4. gilding is awesome!


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  5. the structures are really amazing, love the picture with the hand.

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  6. European architectures are greatly different from those in oriental countries, hope one day, i can go to appreciate those western style structions with my own eyes, i've longed for years...have a nice day!

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  7. That is a lovely place to visit!

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  8. Wow, such a lovely place. I can see why it is so popular and is on the UNESCO heritage list. I hope I get to visit there someday to see it firsthand.

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  9. i've visited brussels, it's a wonderful place to visit.

    fantastic shots of those beautiful buildings.

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  10. The photos are just amazing and placed really good in this post.

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