In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!
This week we visit: Belgium
Like so many European countries, Belgium is also abundant with breath-taking nature and splendid tourist attractions. You will find numerous cultural and historic places and monuments, great museums and beautiful towns and cities. Although there are many more wonderful places to visit, here are the top 3 cities in Belgium you should definitely explore.
The capital and largest city of Belgium, Brussels has gained a reputation as one of Europe’s must-see travel destinations. The metropolis is the home of the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), as well as numerous international organizations.
If you are not interested in politics and international affairs, don’t worry! Brussels is also well-known for its cosmopolitan attractions. Some of the most famous sites include the Grand Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Royal Palace, the St. Michael and Gudula Cathedral and the Royal Palace of Laeken, the Atomium and the Manneken Pis.
Antwerp is best known for its vibrant nightlife. There are countless bars, restaurants and clubs, and the funky city also offers several festivals throughout the year. In addition to partying, Antwerp is famous as an art-loving city and home of Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens.
Finally, Antwerp is a hip fashion city which has produces designers such as the Antwerp Six and continues to deliver new talent on a regular basis.
The most visited spot in Ghent is definitely the amazing polyptych, the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb painted by the brothers Jan and Hubert van Eyck. Moreover, the city boasts 18 museums, 100 churches, and more than 400 historical buildings.
One of the most popular events in Belgium takes place in Ghent – the ten-day-long Ghent Festival is held every year and attracts more two million visitors. Last but not least, Ghent is a university city where you can meet people from all around the world and have an amazing time.