The Grand Palace in Belgium

The Grand Palace is a monument of historic importance. Also colloquially referred to as the Grote Markt, the place is Brussels’ central square and one of the most happening places in the city. With a blend of both tourists and locals alike, you will find the place surrounded by gigantic monuments from the Renaissance and the medieval periods, guildhalls, edifices, Town Hall and the Museum of Brussels all in one central place. Thanks to its vast stretch covering an area of 68X110 meters and the range of monuments it houses, the place makes it to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

 

Location

Brussels

Known for 

Guildhalls and edifices from the 15th century, its buzzing cafes and for being a majestic grand central square

How to Reach

It is one of the most centrally located attractions in Brussels and you can reach the place easily by trains. If you are taking the train, you can alight at the Gare De Bruxelles Central (the central station) and walk to your north to reach the avenue. You can even take a taxi from your place of accommodation and get down at the central station. The place is best explored on foot. Having a Brussels Card will be of help in traveling for free in public transports too.

Approximate Approximate Cost

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Opening Hours

Early morning to late at night

Any precautions/Must Carry Items

There are no requirements or factors you should consider before visiting the place. The camera is mandatory and when you are here, look out for pubs and coffee shops that offer the best of beers and local cuisine. There are also several events from rock concerts to flower markets happening on a daily or frequent basis. Visit the place more than once to come across new stores and shops and come back once during the night to see the place completely illuminated. 

Type

Historic Site

 

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