The busy streets of Brussels are always crowded. Tourists seem to be drawn by a magnet to the pompous and coveted capital of the European Union. In summer, there is no free space in cafes and even on the pavement on the Grand Place and adjacent streets (especially when the square is covered with a magnificent floral carpet of begonias), museums and picturesque palaces of the city are stuffy from a large number of visitors.
Perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when mentioning Brussels is the figure of a Pissing boy and the famous Belgian chocolate. But there are other, no less “iconic” places in the city: palaces in the Gothic, Baroque and Empire style, historical shopping galleries, museums full of priceless works of art, as well as pretentious modern buildings of the administrative bodies of the European Union.