The capital city of Belgium and de facto capital of the European Union, Brussels was officially founded in 979 AD. It is a bilingual city (French and Dutch) and known for its blend of medieval and modern architecture. Book your flight to Brussels with Blue Air and enjoy Brussels’ old-world charm.
See the Grand Place, a stunning medieval square located near the city centre. Check the calendar for Brussel's iconic flower carpet, which usually takes place around mid-August. Experience the medieval splendor of the nearby Brussel's Town Hall and guild houses.
Stroll under The Atomium, a landmark building constructed for the 1958 World's Fair. Head up to its habitable spheres for a pleasant meal and panoramic city views. For a quiet retreat, explore the stunning grounds of Bois de la Cambre, an urban public park located at the edge of the Sonian Forest. Finally, don’t miss out on the Royal Museums of Fine Arts; these six museums feature works by old masters and modern artists.
Browse the shops of St. Hubert Royal Galleries, one of the world's first shopping malls, and be sure to look at its ornate cast-iron work and glass-paned roof. Sample the city’s famous chocolate at a local chocolatier. Venture to Place du Jeu de Balle/Vossenplein to uncover hidden treasures at the flea market. Expect to find everything from old radios to antique Art Nouveau baubles.