Do & Drink: Brussels, BelgiumTaking in some of the major sights with a bit of culture on the way
Start at the Cathedral and walk up rue des Colonies. This brings you to the Parc de Bruxelles, originally laid out in 1776. At the main gates you’ll see the Belgian parliament. Walk through the park, past the strange statues with sticky-out toes. Some have missing noses – urban myth says they were broken by a drunken Byron. Eventually you’ll come to the Royal Palace (open for free in summer). Turn right then left to Place Royale where you can visit the Fine Arts or Magritte museums. Turn right into rue Montagne de la Cour with the magnificent Old England building to your right. Ahead is a sweeping vista looking down to Grand-Place. Walk down the steps of the Mont des Arts and straight ahead. This brings you to the Galeries Royales and Grand-Place. End up in Le Cirio for a Belgian beer or half-en-half.
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