What to see in Brussels in 24 hours

Well, you came to Brussels just for one day, and you want to explore the city in a short time. Travellizy collected information about places, which can be visited without a guide in 24 hours. You will also find out, how to get there without knowing the city. 

Arm yourselves with our selection of must-see locations in Brussels:


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The Grand Place

grand place

On the Grand Place Square, the main square of Brussels, all the major attractions of the capital are located. These are the Town Hall and the Royal Palace. On the square, you will find lots of cafés and artists with watercolors. And something is always happening there: a musical concert, an exhibition or a wedding. Since 1986, there is a tradition to lay a huge floral carpet on the square every two years.

Buy a true Belgian waffle with strawberries and chocolate for 6 EUR and simply take a stroll through this place.


The Royal Palace

royal palace

The Royal Palace is located opposite the Brussels Park, and it is separated from it by the Palace Square. Of course, Philippe of Belgium does not live in the palace, but official receptions of important people take place here. The entire decor of the palace is made in the Romanesque style: simple and beautiful at the same time. The yard is decorated with beautiful flowers and shrubs.

The castle is open for tourists from July to September from 10.00 to 17.00, you can visit almost all the halls and even personal royal chambers.

Address of the Royal Palace: Palais Royal de Bruxelles, Rue Brederode 16, 1000.

The entrance to the palace is free.


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The Town Hall

city hall

The Town Hall of the City of Brussels is one of the oldest and most beautiful Gothic buildings in Belgium. The construction of its left side was started in 1402. If you have a chance, try to get inside.

Entrance to the Town Hall costs 3 EUR.

The Town Hall Address: Grand Place Square

Opening hours: 08: 30–17: 30


The Atomium


The Atomium is one of the symbols of the Belgian capital. A very unusual monument is an iron molecule model, enlarged 165 billion times. In the top sphere, there is an observation deck, which offers breathtaking views of Brussels from a height of 100 meters.

Atomium is located near Heysel, the terminal metro station (Number 6, Blue Line).

Opening hours: 9:30 - 18:00, in July and August - until 20:00. From January 5 to March 13, it is closed to the public.

You can go up the building by high-speed elevator in 20 seconds (one of the fastest in Europe), the entrance will cost 11 EUR.


The Mountain of Arts (Mont des Arts)

mont des arts

The Mountain of Arts is a picturesque area, located on the slope between the Upper and Lower Towns. It is the cultural center of the Belgian capital with a beautiful panoramic view of the city. Furthermore, the Mount of Arts is practically littered with multiple museums (Museum of Musical Instruments, Royal Museums of Fine Arts) and art galleries.

Address: Rue Royale 2-4 (the beginning of the rise).


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The Saint-Hubert Royal Galleries


You're gonna love the passage, even if you are not a shopaholic at all. Simply because you can sit here and drink coffee or eat chocolate among brand boutiques. And by the way, this is the very first shopping street with a roof in the 18th century in Europe, which still remains one of the most beautiful.

Address: Galerie de la Reine, 5.


René Magritte Museum


On three floors of the museum, there are about 200 masterpieces of René Magritte, a Belgian surrealist artist. There is also a cinema, where you can find out more about the master.


Entry fee: 10 EUR

Opening hours: 10.00 - 17.00

Address: Place Royale


By the way

On the first Wednesday of each month, admission to all museums of Brussels is free from 1:00 pm.

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