The beauty of Brussels
Brussels is made up of various architecturally fine buildings, which are a treat to the eye. These include the grand place, the royal palace, the town hall, the European parliament and the Brussels Park. If you have special interest in music, a visit to the musical instrument museum will be perfect. Those who have special interest in art can also visit the royal museum of fine arts.
Brussels, which is the capital city of Belgium, is a great travel destination in Europe. However, many people tend to ignore it due to various issues. First, the city is made up mostly of dreary collection of administrative offices, especially those tied to the European Union. Another reason is that Belgium as a country has some sort of identity crisis. The northern part is Flemish speaking while the southern part is French speaking. This means that there are two competing cultures in the country each competing to be recognized as the real influence in the country.
The other cities in Belgium also offer various attractions if you plan to vacation in Belgium. For instance, if you have plenty to do you can visit the lively city of Antwerp. This city is a European diamond capital and fashion hub. The city also has some aspects of its past giving it a perfect mix for vacationing. Ghent is another popular location in Belgium that offers an example of a medieval port. A visit here will reveal a rather high number of historic buildings. You can also visit Bruges, which has the best scenic views. It still retains the narrow cobbled streets, gabled houses, and canals.
Apart from the cities, the open country can also be included in your visit to Belgium. This is especially so in the Ardennes region, which is mountainous and also offers beautiful wooded landscapes with ravines and wild crags. If you have an interest in history, you will note that some of the most famous battles in the World War II were fought in this area.
When to visit the popular travel destination in Belgium
Normally, Belgium experiences the warmest days from April through to September. This is the best time to visit the country. However, the country usually experiences rainy days at any time. Apart from checking the weather there are certain annual events that will make your visit a perfect one. For instance, in the beginning of July, there is an amazing pageant, which is a spectacular medieval festival, passed on from as early as 1359. This usually involves colorful processions through the city of Brussels followed by flag and horse parades. Crossbow men surround a statue of the virgin escorted by the processions from the church before everyone settles down for an incredible fiesta of games.