Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Brussels

Brussels is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Brussels one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Brussels is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Brussels or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Brussels. Explore the historical monuments of Brussels with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Brussels guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Brussels page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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Let's witness the history of Brussels with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Grand Place

    #1 of 39 Historical Places in Brussels
    Grand Place

    Tags: Architecture , Heritage Building, Hall

    Address: 1000 Brussels, Belgium

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    At first the site of various markets, the Grand Place gained political importance once the Brussels City Hall was built here. Still, seeing the ways it was almost destroyed, it’s almost surprisi...Read more

  2. Town Hall

    #2 of 39 Historical Places in Brussels
    Town Hall

    Tags: Architecture , Hall

    Address: Grand Place, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Completed in 1420, this city hall is one of Brussel's most beautiful buildings. The architecture is Gothic. Pay attention to the facade and all the allegorical sculpture that adorns it. The most eye-c...Read more

  3. Cathedral Of St. Michael And St. Gudula

    #3 of 39 Historical Places in Brussels
    Cathedral Of St. Michael And St. Gudula

    Tags: Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: Place Sainte-Gudule, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

    Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Saint Michael and Saint Gugdule are patron saints of Brussels. On the site where the church now stands, there was in the 9th century a chapel dedicated to St. Michael, one that was replaced with a Rom...Read more

  4. Atomium And Mini Europe

    #4 of 39 Historical Places in Brussels
    Atomium And Mini Europe

    Tags: Garden, Restaurant, Exhibition , Sculpture

    Address: 1020 Brussels, Belgium

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    These are really two separate attractions but they’re at the same place and can be visited for the price of one so why quibble? Let’s cover the Atomium first. The Atomium is the exact repr...Read more

  5. Jardin Du Petit Sablon

    #5 of 39 Historical Places in Brussels
    Jardin Du Petit Sablon

    Tags: Garden, Statue

    Address: 1000 Brussels, Belgium

    Timings: 08:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    It’s always nice to run into an unexpected bit of natural beauty in the middle of a busy city. This small garden was laid out in commemoration of the nine provinces Belgium at the time of its in...Read more

  6. Royal Palace

    #6 of 39 Historical Places in Brussels
    Royal Palace

    Tags: Palace

    Address: Rue Brederode 16, B-1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

    Timings: 10:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Since this is the official residence of the king and queen of Belgium it is not always open to the public. Only during a brief time in the summer can you actually enter and marvel at the lavishness an...Read more

  7. Sint-katelijneplein

    #7 of 39 Historical Places in Brussels
    Sint-katelijneplein

    Tags: Streets

    Address: Place Sainte-Catherine, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This street runs right next to the beautiful Gothic Sainte Catherine’s Church, leading to the eponymous square and market. There is simply no better seafood market in the city; visit from Thursd...Read more

  8. Basilica Of The Sacred Heart

    #8 of 39 Historical Places in Brussels
    Basilica Of The Sacred Heart

    Tags: Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: 1083 Brussels, Belgium

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Begun in 1905, completed in 1970, this massive church is the fifth largest in the whole world. It started out as a neo-Gothic Basilica, then lack of funding and construction delays eventually led to i...Read more

  9. Palais De Justice

    #9 of 39 Historical Places in Brussels
    Palais De Justice

    Tags: Palace

    Address: Place Poelaert 1, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

    Timings: 08:30 am - 04:00 pm Details

    This was the largest building built in the 19th century, is the largest courthouse in the world and also is Brussels’ highest court. The architecture of the huge grey building with the golden do...Read more

  10. Manneken Pis

    #10 of 39 Historical Places in Brussels
    Manneken Pis

    Tags: Statue

    Address: 1000 Brussels, Belgium

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    There is probably no more ubiquitous symbol of Brussels than the cheeky 17th century bronze statue of a naked little boy urinating into a pool of water. According to folklore, in the 14th century, whe...Read more

  11. Porte De Hal

    #11 of 39 Historical Places in Brussels
    Porte De Hal

    Tags: Historical Site

    Address: Porte de Hal, Boulevard du Midi 150, 1060 Sint-Gillis, Belgium

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This fairy-tale like tower used to be a 14th century medieval city gate on the second walls of Brussels. Others of its kind have all been destroyed, but this one found use as a prison, customs house, ...Read more

  12. Zinneke Pis

    #12 of 39 Historical Places in Brussels
    Zinneke Pis

    Tags: Statue

    Address: Rue des Chartreux 35, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Continuing the theme of urinating sculptures is this bronze statue of a dog taking a wee with its hind leg jauntily stuck in the air. Het Zinneke is the correct name of the statue, but who cares? It&r...Read more

  13. Jeanneke Pis

    #13 of 39 Historical Places in Brussels
    Jeanneke Pis

    Tags: Statue

    Address: Impasse de la Fidélité 10-12, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Can’t let boys have all the fun. This bronze statue of a little naked pigtailed girl gleefully urinating from atop her limestone base was installed in 1987 to complete Manneken Pis, the statue o...Read more

  14. Place Des Martyrs

    #14 of 39 Historical Places in Brussels
    Place Des Martyrs

    Tags: Walking Area, Historical Site, Memorial, Monument

    Address: Place des Martyrs 1000 Bruxelles Belgium

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Before hundreds of people died in the September days of the Belgian Revolution in 1830, this place used to be known as Place de Saint Michel, where markets and fairs were held. 400 hundred of those ma...Read more

  15. Everard't Serclaes

    #15 of 39 Historical Places in Brussels
    Everard't Serclaes

    Tags: Historical Site, Statue

    Address: 1000 Brussels, Belgium

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This 1902 statue by Julien Dillens can be found in one of the Grand Place buildings, the Maison de l’Etoile on Rue Charles Buls. On the exterior of the building is the sculpture of a reclining m...Read more

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