If you are deciding on a city break for a couple of days, you should consider Brussels, - a wonderful destination. With about one million inhabitants, Brussels is the capital of Belgium and the de facto of the European Union, all great reasons to book cheap flights, holidays or city breaks to Brussels from Ireland.
Brussels is commonly referred to as the capital of the European Union, as it hosts major political institutions of the Union. With about one million inhabitants, Brussels is the largest urban area as well as the headquarters of the Flemish and French Communities.
Brussels is over 1000 years old and it is steeped in history, culture and heritage. It also has a very important international vocation and as the European capital. Brussels is the home of the European Commission and the Council of Ministers of the European Union. If you are a history buff and you want to see how the European Union works, check out our cheap Brussels flights, holidays and city breaks from Dublin, Cork and Shannon in Ireland.
Brussels is very much a cosmopolitan and multi-cultural city with a lot of different cultures and ethnicities living together in this metropolis, which leads to a very lively atmosphere.
The best place to start discovering this fantastic metropolis is definitely The Grand Place or Grote Markt, which is located in the central square of Brussels is one amazing place to visit during your Brussels city break, with all-inclusive holidays and flights to Brussels from Ireland always available all-year round.
Majestic guild houses and the magnificent gothic Town Hall border this ancient market plaza and it is regarded as one of the most beautiful town squares in Europe. With seventy museums, superb architecture, numerous restaurants, fantastic shopping facilities and a vibrant nightlife scene, Brussels certainly has something for everybody.
There is so much to see and do in this exciting and intriguing city, so check out our great deals on cheap city breaks to Brussels from Ireland. During your city break to this Belgian city, why don’t you revel in Brussels main attractions. A visit to the Grand Palace is a must. Here you can explore the Grand Palace, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998.
Another famous landmark, which you definitely should visit while in Brussels, is The Royal Palace. The Royal Palace of Brussels is the official palace of the King and the Queen of the Belgians and it is located in the centre of Brussels. However, it isn’t used as a Royal Residence anymore, as the King and his family live in the Royal Castle of Laeken on the outskirts of Brussels. But, it is fun and enjoyable to view nonetheless.
Another place you have to visit while in Brussels is the Horta Museum. This is a fantastic Museum to visit with flights to Brussels available all year round. The Horta Museum is devoted to the architect Victor Horta's life and work. Today, it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is definitely worth a visit.
A visit to the Parlamentarium for the entire family should be on the cards. Here children and adults will experience and enjoy the European Parliament. Children and adults will be given the opportunity of discovering and exploring in a refreshingly new way, more about the institution, which represents them. Visitors can learn more through a dynamic, inter-active, multi-media display through the journey of European integration and the impact, which this has on our everyday lives. We should all have the opportunity to visit the Parlamentarium.
When in Brussels, you will have to try local delicacies. Belgian cuisine is characterised by the combination of French cuisine with the more hearty Flemish fare. If you wish to try Belgian cuisine, our city breaks and weekend breaks to Brussels are always at the best available price. Notable Belgian specialities include Brussels Waffles and Mussels (Moules Fries) served with fries. Without a shadow of a doubt, you will have to sample these scrumptious Belgian dishes as well as Chocolate of which Brussels is famous for. As well as the Belgian beers, you can try Kriek, which is a Cherry Beer. Kriek enjoys an outstanding popularity throughout Belgium and Kriek is available in almost every bar and restaurant in Brussels.
Enjoy this charming European city, which has a real “village” feel.
If you'd like to visit other parts of Belgium, we also offer cheap Bruges flights and holidays or you could plan a Lisbon holiday during your stay in Brussels.
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