Belgium, a small country of Western Europe encompasses medieval towns, historical architecture, and cosmopolitan culture. This country is divided into regions on the lingual basis. To the north, you will get Dutch speaking Flanders and to the south, there are French speaking Wallonia. Eastern part is for German speaking community. On a tour to Belgium, you will get to see spectacular sceneries, dense forests, coastal beauty and much more. Here is the list of places you can visit in Belgium.
Top 8 Places to Visit in Belgium
Brussel is the capital city of Belgium, full of amazing architectural buildings, museums and markets. La Grand Place is a famous iconic square surrounded by 17th-century buildings having ancient baroque art form architecture. In evening the illuminating Grand place looks marvelous, you cannot resist yourself taking pictures. Visit Royal Palace and Atomium, representing nine atoms of a molecule. From its top, you will get an amazing view.
The Bruges town is surrounded by networks of canals, giving it the name ‘Venice of North’. There are historic centers, they come under UNESCO world heritage site. For chocolate lovers, Bruges is a paradise. There are over 50 shops of chocolate and a chocolate museum worth visit. To have a close look at Flanders culture visit the Groeninge Museum.
Tournai is the place of the most beautiful and sacred building of the world, Notre-Dame Cathedral. This is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. It has five bell towers with Romanesque architecture and Gothic chancel. If you are full pack with energy try to climb 257 steps to the top of Bell tower, you will retain your energy by getting the stunning top view.
Ghent city is popularly known as the port city of Belgium and a university town along with cultural hub. You can walk through the canal side houses and visit Gravensteen, a medieval fort having battle area and torture chamber. You can take a boat ride to explore more in the city.
Antwerp is the diamond capital of the world and creative city of Belgium. This city was the home of famous artists from the 16th century, Ruben, and Van Dyke. You can visit his house to see his great work. This city has many artists, and there are numerous museums showing their creative work. Antwerp city is a city of diamonds. Over 85 percent of rough and 50 percent of cut diamonds trading occurs in this city, do not miss the chance to buy one.
Situated on Meuse River, Liege is the capital city of Wallonia. The Palace of Prince-Bishops, the medieval era churches, the stairways and the orchards are the charm of this city you cannot miss. Visit the biggest and oldest market of Belgium, La Batte Sunday market.
Forget about your selfies for few minutes, come to the biggest city of Wallonia, Charleroi and visit the largest Museum of Photography. You will get to see the history of Photography along with every single thing related to it. Other attractions of this place are Glass museum, Saint Vierge Marie Church, and an ancient Sunday market, over 300 years old.
This city is a part of Wallonia region popularly known as the center of Castles. Among them, the famous one is Castle of Veves, Castle of Annevoie and Castle of Lavaux-Ste-Anne. All of these have their distinct beauty in art form making it a must visit the site.
Reading this article you might have started planning your holiday and why not, this country has much to offer you.