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markerA Belgian Comic Strip Center The Belgian Comic Strip Center (Dutch: Belgisch Centrum voor het Beeldverhaal; French: Centre belge de la Bande dessinée ) chronicles the history of Belgian comics. Housed in a former department store in Brussels ' business district, it exhibits examples of comic strips in French, Dutch and English.... Belgian Comic Strip Center - photo
markerB Hôtel Tassel The Hotel Tassel (French: Hôtel Tassel; Dutch: Hotel Tassel) is a townhouse built by Victor Horta in Brussels for the Belgian scientist and professor Emile Tassel in 1893-1894. It is generally considered as the first ever truely Art Nouveau building, because of its highly innovative plan and its gro... Hôtel Tassel - photo
markerC Horta Museum The Horta Museum (French: Musée Horta; Dutch: Hortamuseum) is a museum dedicated to the life and work of the Belgian Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta and his time. The museum is housed in Horta's former house and atelier, Maison & Atelier Horta (1898), in the Brussels municipality of Saint-Gilles.... Horta Museum - photo
markerD Stoclet Palace The Stoclet Palace (French: Palais Stoclet; Dutch: Stocletpaleis) is a private mansion built by architect Josef Hoffmann between 1905 and 1911 in Brussels, Belgium, for a banker and art lover Adolphe Stoclet. Considered Hoffmann's masterpiece, the Stoclet's house is one of the most refined and luxur... Stoclet Palace - photo
markerE Royal Castle of Laeken The Royal Castle of Laeken (French: Château de Laeken; Dutch: Kasteel van Laken) is the official residence of the King of the Belgians. The castle was built at Laeken between 1782-1784 after the plans of the French architect Charles de Wailly under supervision of Louis Montoyer as a summer residenc... Royal Castle of Laeken - photo
markerF Leopold Park Parc Léopold (French) or Leopoldspark (Dutch) is a public park located within the Leopold Quarter (European Quarter) of Brussels, adjacent to the Paul-Henri Spaak building, the seat of the European Parliament. The 10-hectare (25 acre) park was opened to the public in 1880 after the unpopular Royal ... Leopold Park - photo
markerG Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (Dutch: Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België, French: Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique) is one of the most famous museums in Belgium. The museums are situated in the capital Brussels in the downtown area on the Coudenberg. There are four... Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium - photo
markerH Cinquantenaire Parc du Cinquantenaire (French for "Park of the Fiftieth Anniversary") or Jubelpark (Dutch for "Jubilee Park") is a large public, urban park (30 hectares) in the easternmost part of the European Quarter in Brussels, Belgium. Most buildings of the U-shaped complex which dominate the park were commis... Cinquantenaire - photo
markerI Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History (French: Musée Royal de l’Armée et d’Histoire Militaire; Flemish: Koninklijk Museum van het Leger en de Krijgsgeschiedenis) is a museum that occupies the two northernmost halls of the historic complex in Cinquantenaire Park in Brussels, Belgi... Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History - photo
markerJ Atomium The Atomium is a monument in Brussels, originally built for Expo '58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. Designed by André Waterkeyn, it stands 102 metres (335 ft) tall. It has nine steel spheres connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times.... Atomium - photo

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Geographical coordinates: 50.8333, 4.3333
Approximate population: 1,125,728

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