2 days and 1 night means you will be enjoying 1 day and the night and the next day, and the night of the next day you will be travelling back home that’s what it means.hahaha
we was in belgium with group of friends but some of us is available only in weekend so the first night we stay in LEIGE which is far from the city of brussels, the next day is our way to go to bruseels and the story start from here.
The square where La Grand-Place, Brussels is located in is one of the major tourist destinations in the country.
A Grand-Place, Brussels, also known as the Grand Place, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Belgium that was inscribed in 1998. It is located in the central square of Brussels, Belgium and surrounded by many notable structures including the Town Hall of the city, Breadhouse (where the Museum of the city of Brussels is located), and many other edifices and guildhalls.
The Grand-Place testifies in particular to the success of Brussels, a mercantile city of northern Europe that, at the height of its prosperity, rose from the terrible bombardment inflicted by the troops of Louis XIV in 1695. Destroyed in three days, the heart of the medieval city underwent a rebuilding campaign conducted under the supervision of the City Magistrate, which was spectacular not only by the speed of its implementation, but also by its ornamental wealth and architectural coherence. Today the Grand-Place remains the faithful reflection of the square destroyed by the French artillery and testifies to the symbolic intentions of the power and pride of the Brussels bourgeois who chose to restore their city to its former glory rather than rebuild in a contemporary style, a trend commonly observed elsewhere.
La Grand Place is the focal point of Brussels. It is within walking distance of most major attractions in the old town, including the Manikin Pis.
The famous Manneken-Pis remains the emblem of the rebellious spirit of the City of Brussels. His wardrobe counts more than 900 suits.
The name of this tiny statue simply translates to ‘Peeing boy’ — while the French version, Petit Julien, literally means ‘Little Julien’. While the statue you can see at the corner of the Rue de l’Étuv and the Rue du Chêne is a replica from the 17th century statue, the original stone version is much older.
The statue most probably started out as a public fountain, with the peeing boy as a homage to the tanners, as medieval tanners let children and street urchins pee on leather to make it more supple.
Time passed and people forgot how the statue got there in the first place, so incredible legends started to explain its origins. The most popular story states how the little peeing boy saved the capital. In this tale, Brusselswas surrounded by enemies. One day they seemingly retreated, but had really put tons of gunpowder under the city. A little boy saw the burning fuse and quickly peed on it. In another well-loved tale the peeing boy is actually a historic figure, Duke Godfrey III of Leuven. As a child, he was put in a basket in an oak tree to encourage the knights fighting in his honor. Every now and then the toddler stood up and peed on the heads of his enemies.
It’s easy to overlook Manneken Pis between the tourist shops and waffle stands. That is if you can spot it at all from behind the many cameras and funny poses. Found at the corner between the Rue de l’Étuv and the Rue du Chêne, there are no clear explanations about why the statue stands there. Since little is known about Manneken Pis,
is an impressive structure on the Brussels skyline.
The Atomium was constructed for the first post-war universal world exhibition (EXPO 58) The nine spheres represent an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. They represent the faith one had in the power of science and moreover in nuclear power
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Designed by the engineer André Waterkeyn and architects André and Jean Polak, it stands 102 m (335 ft) tall. Its nine 18 m (60 ft) diameter stainless steel clad spheres are connected, so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystalmagnified 165 billion times. Tubes of 3 m (10 ft) diameter connect the spheres along the 12 edges of the cube and all eight vertices to the centre. They enclose stairs, escalators and a lift (in the central, vertical tube) to allow access to the five habitable spheres, which contain exhibit halls and other public spaces. The top sphere includes a restaurant which has a panoramic view of Brussels.
In 2013, CNN named it Europe’s most bizarre building.
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