Grote Markt, Brussels

Day 8

Dating back to 1847, this gorgeous shopping gallery right in the heart of Brussels is a true testament to the craftsmanship of Belgian architects. Inspired by the more famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan and The Passage in St Petersburg, this building is also reminiscent of the narrow street-like courtyard designed by Vasari at the Uffizi, in Florence.

Galeries Royales St. Hubert

Dating back to 1847, this gorgeous shopping gallery right in the heart of Brussels is a true testament to the craftsmanship of Belgian architects. Inspired by the more famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan and The Passage in St Petersburg, this building is also reminiscent of the narrow street-like courtyard designed by Vasari at the Uffizi, in Florence.

Skate park in Brussels

Skate Park

I found this skate park in Brussels, in Belgium, and even though I'm not a fan of the sport, all the movement and the color was truly mesmerizing.

Brussels’ architecture is quite amazing. The exquisite blend of old and new makes this incredible city a true open-air museum, filled with breathtaking gems like this one, in Grand Place.

Brussels’ Architecture

Brussels' architecture is quite amazing. The exquisite blend of old and new makes this incredible city a true open-air museum, filled with breathtaking gems like this one, in Grand Place.

The Royal Palace of Brussels, in the heart of the stunning Belgian capital. This is such an amazing city. Yesterday was simply heartbreaking…

Royal Palace

The Royal Palace of Brussels, in the heart of the stunning Belgian capital. This is such an amazing city. Yesterday was simply heartbreaking.

Brussels Cathedral, one of the oldest and most beautiful churches I’ve ever seen.

Brussels Cathedral

Brussels Cathedral, one of the oldest and most beautiful churches I’ve ever seen.

Gorgeous red building on the streets of Brussels.

Colors of the World #26

Gorgeous red building on the streets of Brussels.

The Grand Place or Grote Markt in the heart of Brussels is lined with breathtaking buildings, but my favorite is this one – the House of the Dukes of Brabant, an elegant 18th century mansion. This is one of the largest structures in this plaza and it was named after the 19 busts of Dukes of Brabant displayed here. In fact, behind this gorgeous facade there are seven separate houses, but despite the name, no duke of Brabant have ever lived here.

Maison des Ducs de Brabant

The Grand Place or Grote Markt in the heart of Brussels is lined with breathtaking buildings, but my favorite is this one – the House of the Dukes of Brabant, an elegant 18th century mansion. This is one of the largest structures in this plaza and it was named after the 19 busts of Dukes of Brabant displayed here. In fact, behind this gorgeous facade there are seven separate houses, but despite the name, no duke of Brabant have ever lived here.

If you are ever in Brussels, you must make a stop to Poelaertplein. It’s right next to  the Palace of Justice, but it is not a touristic attraction per say. It is however the perfect spot to take in the entire city. In my humble opinion, there is no better view over the Belgian capital than this one.

Brussels’ Cityscape

If you are ever in Brussels, you must make a stop to Poelaertplein. It’s right next to the Palace of Justice, but it is not a touristic attraction per say. It is however the perfect spot to take in the entire city. In my humble opinion, there is no better view over the Belgian capital than this one.


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