Tower House Residence

Galerie de la Porte de Namur, 12, Brussels, Belgium | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Brussels

From Portcullises to Parliaments to Palaces

A travel blog entry by summersabroad on Jul 20, 2014

... we hopped on the metro and headed over to the Parlementarium. Yes, I spelled that correctly. Attached to the offices of the European Union, it’s a free, interactive multimedia museum about the European Parliament and the formation of the European Union. As Ben says: "It was kinda weird. It was kinda like, 'EU, yeah!’, but in a subtle way because it’s the EU and they can’t get excited about anything. What was a little weird ...

Visit to Brussels, the capital of the EU

A travel blog entry by nikki.murdick on Jun 16, 2014

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... marble columns and decorations. It opened in 1847 and is considered to be Europe’s first shopping arcade. It is truly a lovely thing. Of course since the stores are very high fashion--read high cost--we didn't do anything but window shop.

Next we decided to head for the former botanical garden (the current one is outside of town and we don’t have the time to visit it). But we got side tracked by the massive St. Michel and Ste. Gudula Cathedral. In we went! ...


A travel blog entry by europe50 on May 03, 2014

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... circa 1700 after destruction by the French. The brewing guild was still housed there. We were told that beer had always been important in Belgium because their water had been contaminated but was safe to drink once brewed as beer.

I was surprised at how tiny Manneken Pis was, only 61 cm tall, and he was wearing a uniform - I would have preferred to see his beautiful bare bronze skin :). Brussels is the birthplace of Tintin ...

"Every end is a new beginning"

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey on Feb 23, 2014

... in on a glass of wine at Place de la Liberté. I leave, and walk past the sidewalk cafes that border the square, and further into the district known as the Marolles. It's a strange realization that I won't see this neighbourhood again on this trip, and not for the first time, I have to try and ignore the lump in my throat.

Walking home through the residential neighbourhoods, I understand how attached I am to this place. After a rough ...

Amazing day in Brussels!

A travel blog entry by shannonk79 on Jan 02, 2013

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... of long escalators and stairs to move through it! Went to the basilica of the sacred massive, and wondered around a bit more! Ran into the Brits I met on New Year's really is a small world! Did some ogift shopping for mom...and got Kyle the ugliest beer glass he will ever own- hope it ends up on display in his house!!! Lol!! I finally also had a true crepe!! ...