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Trip to Brussels and Ghent 2011

Here are some pictures from our trip to Brussels and Ghent. I love to travel so I wanted to share with you some pictures from my favourite trip.

In 2011 I and my friends decided to visit Belgium. It was a three days trip to Brussels and Ghent. We had a great time spending time together in one of Europe’s famous cities. The weather was not so great because it was raining for two days, but we had an excellent three days nevertheless.

Brussels

In Brussels city center is a historic Town Hall which dates from the early 15th century and it was built in Gothic style.

Furthermore, in the Lower Town we went by Brussels Stock Exchange which was built in 1873 in ornate style.

Grand Place was almost entirely rebuilt by merchants after French bombardment in 1695, this cobbled square is one of the world’s best Baroque ensembles.

 

City attractions:

While we were wondering around Brussels we tried Belgian waffles and chocolate which are delicious.

Another attraction to see is Manneken Pis (meaning “Little man Pee” in Dutch). It is a landmark small bronze sculpture in Brussels.

One of the fountains in the gardens of Petit Sablon.

In addition, we visited also the Parc and Palais du Cinquantenaire. They were built for the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Belgian independence in 1880.

European parliament:

Atomium:

Furthermore, the second day we visited Atomium. It was originally constructed in 1958 for Expo 58 World’s Fair.

Ghent:

One of Ghent’s most picturesque streets, the Graslei stands by the River Leie on the site of the city’s medieval harbour. Perfectly preserved guildhouses are lined up by the river, some date from 12th century.

Also, in Ghent’s centre stands ancient Castle of the Counts. It has the thick stone walls and imposing gatehouse.

Meanwhile it was raining, we girls we had fun wondering the city of Brussels on our own. Exploring the streets, views and food. As I said in the beginning we had a great time traveling together. Most of all, it was nice to visit also the city of Ghent, because it was so beautiful.

 

 

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