The Grand Place, Brussels


Grand Place, Brussels, on the absolutely must-see list while in Belgium. The place looks great in the day light, but it is recommendable to visit it in the evening or at night when all lights and illuminations are on.

The building in front is the Town Hall constructed in the XV century. It was constructed gradually. Hence the asymmetry. The oldest part is its longer left wing. The right wing as well as the tower were constructed thirty years later. The whole place is surrounded by very representative buildings financed by craft guilds. The Grand Place is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.