Brussels, the city of food, café culture, Art Nouveau and the surreal, is the Capital of Belgium and the administrative centre of the European Union.
It is a cosmopolitan city where many different cultures live together – this international flair is directly related to its role as a crossroads for all of Europe.
There are two official languages
Most tourist sites are within walking distance of the Grand Place. Victor Hugo, a city resident for several years, called the Grand Place and its 17th-century Flemish Renaissance buildings “the most beautiful square in Europe.”
One of the most interesting events in Brussels is bi-annual event featuring the creation of a detailed carpet design using more than 700.000 cut begonias.