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Places to Visit in Belgium

Belgium is a country with rich ethnic and regional diversity, divided into three main regions –Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels, the capital city. The country, renowned for its chocolates, beer and oil paints, also offers a number of interesting views of museums and attractive sceneries. There are several fascinating places to visit in Belgium which make for great holiday destinations. Here is a list of the best places to visit in Belgium.

•  Bruges

•  Brussels

•  Antwerp

•  Ghent

Bruges

Bruges is one of the leading cities of Belgium and also the capital of the province of Flanders. Known as the "Venice of the North", Bruges makes for one of the best places to visit in Belgium. Bruges is also the best preserved medieval city in Europe and is home to a wealth of museums consisting of the country's best art collections. Popular tourist attractions in Bruges are:

•  Belfry and the Memling Museum.

•  The Groeninge Museum

•  Stadhuis

Bruges offers a whole host of exclusive hotels and fine dining experiences in the best of restaurants making it an ideal destination for tourists.

Brussels

Brussels offers a fine mix of grand architectural splendors and modern skyscrapers. One of the main attractions of this capital city is the Ommegang Festival which is a rich and colorful historical pageant.

Brussels is a bilingual city with both Dutch and French being the official languages. This cosmopolitan city offers a wide range of attractions which are:

•  Grand'Place (Grote Markt)

•  Manneken Pis

•  Horta Museum,

•  The Royal Palace,

•  The Ancient Art Museum and

•  The Modern Art Museum

Belgium offers the best beers in the world and in Brussels there are some great pubs like the Falstaff pub, where one can sample some great beers.

Antwerp

Besides being the second largest city in Belgium, Antwerp is also Europe's second largest port. Located on the beautiful Scheldt River, Antwerp makes for one of the great places to visit in Belgium. The city also has the largest diamond industry in the world. Antwerp's numerous architectural highlights include:

•  The gothic Cathedral of Our Lady

•  The Plantin Moretus Museum

•  The Koninklijk Museum

•  The Diamond Museum

•  the Royal Museum of Fine Art

•  Rubens' House

Antwerp is also the fashion capital of Belgium which offers great shopping experiences and has some of the renowned designers of the world of fashion.

Ghent

Located between Brussels and Bruges, Ghent is the fourth largest city in Belgium which has beautifully retained its ancient charm and also kept up with the modern times. Also known as the flower city of Belgium, the major attractions in Ghent are:

•  Castle of the Counts of Flanders

•  The Belfry,

•  The Cloth Hall

•  Cathedral of Saint Bavo

This site offers a brief introduction to some of the best places to visit in Belgium. For more on Belgium, visit: 123independenceday.com

 


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