Brussels is not only the capital of Belgium, but also of the European Union. If you're visiting Brusssels, the Grand Place is indispensible. Baudelaire, Victor Hugo and Karl Marx are among the many writers who have succumbed to the singular charm that reigns there.
(Source: Belgian Foreign Affairs)
UNESCO World Heritage Site The Grand Place is surrounded by magnificent structures that were built and renovated towards the end of the 17th century. These are the trade guilds and corporations of Brussels' rich past. The magnificent City Hall dates from the early 15th century (1402) and dominates the Plaza.
The Brussels Grand Palce is generally considered to be the most beautifull plaza in the world, and so is classified as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whoever has stood before its historic façades has brone witness to its timeless beauty.
The capital of Belgium and of Europe Brussels occupies a central place between the north and the south of Belgium (Flanders and Wallonie, respectively). The city hosts the Flemish and Wallon federal governments, NATO and the greater part of the European institutions. Brussels is also the official residence of the Belgian royal family.