Walk & Lunch: European Quarter, BrusselsGreen Brussels with a touch of EU and Art Nouveau
Take the Metro to Merode. Opposite is the giant Cinquantenaire arch, flanked by three museums; Royal Military, Autoworld, and Art and History. Walk through the arch and into the park to the right of the underpass. You’ll see the Brussels Grand Mosque and Victor Horta’s Temple of Human Passions. Exit the main gate and continue ahead to Place Schuman, the EU Berlaymont building, and Council of Ministers. Walk round the back of Berlaymont and into Rue Stevin for a schnitzel at Maxburg. Afterwards, stroll up Rue Archimède to Square Ambiorix – cross the park to see the amazing Art Nouveau Maison St-Cyr at no.11. Walk down the hill on Avenue Palmerston, looking out for Horta’s Van Eetvelde house at no. 4. This brings you to the lake and wildlife of Square Marie-Louise with its fine terrace of fin-de-sciècle houses. From here, take the metro from Maalbeek back to the centre.
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