Friday, September 20, 2019

15 Cities in Belgium That Are Truly Worth Visiting | AIB

Belgium is an incredible country where nature, architecture, and history come together harmoniously. Since it has places that are worth seeing without a doubt. In this article, we give you all the information you need to know to travel to this beautiful country and show you what is essential to see and do on your trip to Belgium that will leave you breathless.

1. Bruges

Bruges is the most famous and beautiful city in Belgium. A magical place where we recommend spending a night, as the dim light that illuminates its streets and canals makes it even more beautiful.

Enjoy its unique architecture quietly, with its towers and squares. And, of course, do not miss a walk through the canals, it’s another way to appreciate the attractions of the city.

2. Ghent

This is another of the jewels of Belgium. From Brussels, you will arrive in less than an hour by train. When you get off, you will fall in love with its canals, its bridges and the spectacular roofs of its houses. A city, also, with a long history and with a legend of its own, starring a giant. Of course, Ghent is one of the cities to visit in Belgium.

3. Louvain

Located very close to Brussels, this city will captivate you with the beauty of its monuments and its lively atmosphere, not in vain is it a university city. Tiptoe through its historic center and discover buildings as beautiful as its town hall or university library, they are spectacular.

4. Dinant

At the foot of a rocky massif on which a castle stands majestically, is this beautiful town. A town with medieval touches and impressive architecture that you can not miss. And, if you like music, you should know that Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone, was born here.

5. Brussels

The European capital is beautiful at any time of the year, but visiting it when the Grand Place is decorated with flowers will be amazing. A magnificent spectacle of colors and geometric shapes are formed in this emblematic place of the city. But you can only enjoy it for a few days in August and every two years.

If your travel dates do not match, do not worry, Brussels is a city with countless places, buildings, and corners that you will love. Discovering it will always be a pleasure.

6. Villers-la-Ville

This town keeps one of the treasures of Belgium, an impressive place that is worth contemplating. Here you can visit a Cistercian abbey with more than 900 years of history. Although they are ruins, you can take a trip back in time and take some photos.

7. Damme

This small town is very close to Bruges, only seven kilometers away, and for many, it is one of the most beautiful villages in Belgium. And it is striking not because of its historic center, which has it and is charming, but for the Damse Vaart channel. An idyllic canal that connects this town with Bruges.

8. Durbuy

This is the smallest city in the country and one of the most beautiful. Its narrow cobblestone streets, flanked by houses with pointy roofs and neutral colors, make it stand out among a landscape of enormous beauty. Another city with medieval airs to see in Belgium.

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9. Roche-en-Ardenne

An incredible city in which we will find a feudal castle that, although it harmonizes perfectly with the landscape and with the city, seems to be taken from another era. Its enclave, between green mountains and next to the bank of a river, will show you spectacular views.

10. Antwerp

Antwerp is one of the most beautiful cities in Belgium. The busiest area is the Plaza Mayor, where we find its town hall. In it, there is the so-called neighborhood of diamonds, where proliferate businesses that are dedicated to this precious stone.

11. Celles, Houyet

Celles is a hidden town among the forests of Wallonia. A place almost is frozen in time with a secret: an enchanted castle. It is a neo-Gothic building that for years functioned as an orphanage and whose state of abandonment gives it a gloomy aspect today.

12. Kortrijk

Kortrijk is located in the region of Flanders, near the French border. However, in this population the official language is Dutch. Its most famous buildings are the Broel towers, from the 12th and 13th centuries, and the Gothic-style town hall, which dates back to the 16th century.

13. Mons

Only 20 km from France we find Mons, a city in which approximately 65,000 people live. In the Grand Place, we find its town hall, Gothic style. One of its most important buildings is the collegiate church of Sainte-Waudru, which was built between the 15th and 17th centuries.

14. Liege

Liège is a Belgian city with approximately 193,000 inhabitants. It is located in the east of the country and it French is spoken. The Meuse River passes through here, which has a total length of 950 km.

Between the different attractiveness of the population, they emphasize the Palace of the Princes-Bishops, used now like the Palace of Justice, and the cathedral of San Pablo.

15. Ostend

But if what you want is to walk along the beach, feel the sea breeze and eat seafood in your face, then your place is Ostend. The puestillos of the promenade of this coastal enclave of British air are the perfect place to taste the famous Belgian mussels, and also to have fun watching the seagulls fight for the remains of food.

The hometown of the painter James Ensor, whose house has been transformed into a museum and if you wish you can visit, is famous for its Casino and for having been the place where Marvin Gaye returned to the musical world with Midnight Love. Spending a relaxed day of sun and sand is ideal.

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