5 Must-see Places in Brussels, Belgium’s Capital

5. Grand Place

Grand Place

Right in the heart of Brussels Old Town, the main square of the city, known as Grand Place, is one of the best-preserved in Europe. However, the history of the Grand Place goes back much earlier. Founded in the 11th century, it soon became the political and economic center of the city.

The most famous building on the square is the Hotel de Ville, City Hall. It is built in 1402, to build the Stadhuis in the rival city of Bruges. Among the most impressive is the Maximilian’s Chamber, which is hung with Brussels tapestries.