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What to Do in Brussels During the Day

GRAND PLACE

GRAND PLACE

Undoubtedly Brussels’s most famous landmark, often dubbed the most beautiful square in Europe, the Grand Place is the city’s proud cultural and historical heart.

White spirals rocket skyward out of the gothic town hall that shadows gothic, baroque and Louis XIV guildhalls. This astonishing combination of architectural styles have earned the Grand Place UNESCO World Heritage status and also form the perfect backdrop to some of Brussels’s most extravagant events. Come here in August, for example, and you find the whole square covered in flowers during the Tapis de Fleurs.