10 amazing places to see in Belgium


This list of the best places to see in Belgium It will allow you to know one of the smallest countries in Europe and we will confess, with more charming corners per square kilometer.
Famous for the beautiful medieval historical hulls of the main cities such as Bruges and Ghent, Brussels also has its most modern and multicultural side in cities such as Brussels or Antwerp, which perfectly complement the above aspects.
In addition to the visits, this country is known for some of its gastronomic delights among which you can not miss the typical mussels with fries, waffles, the delicious Belgian chocolate and the great variety of craft beers.
Although it can be done perfectly by rental car, to tour this small country we recommend using the train, which will allow you to reach all points of interest in a short time, being very interesting, depending on the route you want to do, buy the Rail Pass which includes 10 trips and costs a little more than 80 euros.
The best time for a trip to Belgium is usually from April to October, when the temperature is more pleasant and there is less probability of rain, although any time of the year can be interesting for this trip.

Based on our two trips to the Belgian country, the first combining Bruges and Brussels and the second knowing Ghent, Leuven and Antwerp, we have made this selection of 10 essential places to visit in Belgium. We start!

1. Witches

Bruges, deservedly declared a World Heritage Site, is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and one of the most essential places to see in Belgium.
In this perfectly preserved medieval city, it is almost an obligation to get lost in its cobbled streets and canals surrounded by beautiful buildings, built with the typical Flemish brick architecture and colorful facades.
It is worth dedicating to the city at least one full day, to follow this guide of Bruges in one day and complete this list of the best places to visit in Bruges among which the Grote Markt, the Muelle del Rosario and the Minnewater Park stand out .
If it is your first visit to Bruges, an interesting way to know the history and not miss anything is to book this free tour through the old town Free! or any of these guided tours.
To get to Bruges you can take a train from Brussels Midi station that takes an hour.
Another option, perfect if you do not have much time and are staying in Brussels, is to book this excursion by bus or this one that also includes the city of Ghent, both with a guide in Spanish and considered two of the best excursions in Brussels.

2. Brussels

Brussels, beyond being the political capital of the European Union, is one of the most beautiful cities to see in Belgium.
This city of quiet walks, well-kept parks, interesting museums and historic buildings, has in the Grand Place the great jewel of the country and its best tourist attraction.
In addition to enjoying one of the most beautiful squares in the world day and night, we advise you to cross the Saint Hubert Galleries, find the famous Manneken Pis, make the Comic Book Route and get lost in the beautiful neighborhood of Le Sablon.

Another of the best tips if you are going to travel to this city is to complete this list of essential places to visit in Brussels and this one of the best things to do in Brussels.

A good way to not miss anything important about the city is to follow these personalized guides for days:

These routes can be combined with some of the best free tours in Brussels Free! or any of these guided tours in Spanish.


10. Mechelen

Mechelen or Mechelen in Dutch, is one of the most beautiful cities in the Flanders region and our latest recommendation from places to visit in Belgium.
In spite of being surrounded by cities like Bruges or Ghent, it is advisable to spend a day in Mechelen to know all its wonders that it offers such as the Grote Markt, the cathedral of San Romualdo, the two beaterios, the Margarita Palace of York and the Groen Waterke, among others.
Before leaving the city, don't forget to try the local beer Gouden Carolus, Emperor Charles V's favorite, at the 1471 Het Anker brewery.
To get to Mechelen in 20 minutes you can take a train at the Midi, Central and North stations of Brussels although if you prefer to know better the history of the city you can book this guided tour in Spanish from Brussels.

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