Where to go
Things to do in Brussels
Brussels is not only the heart of the European Union, it is also one of the most fascinating capitals of the old continent. Erected in the center of Belgium on seven hills, the city has a long history, with the challenge of finding balance between two ethnic groups (the Walloons and the Flemings). At the present it is a city in line with the times, a hub of cosmopolitanism and multiculturalism, a melting pot of languages and traditions. Brussels has a significant institutional lure: it is the seat of the European Commission and the Council of the European Union, as well as a chamber of the European Parliament and its Committees.Tourists gravitate to the ancient city that is divided in the upper part, where there are the most important public buildings, and in the lower part, business central, which has at its center the Grand Place, a masterpiece of elegance and a Unesco World Heritage site.