The European Quarter Walking Tour, Brussels

Along with Luxembourg and Strasbourg, Brussels is one of the de facto capitals of the European Union. The city's European Quarter hosts some of the most important buildings of the European Union, such as the Berlaymont building, the Justus Lipsius building and the Paul-Henri Spaak Building. Take this two-hour tour and discover the European Quarter of Brussels.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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The European Quarter Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: The European Quarter Walking Tour
Guide Location: Belgium » Brussels (See other walking tours in Brussels)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Author: audrey
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Residence Palace

1) Residence Palace

The Residence Palace is composed of three buildings and a press center. The buildings were constructed in the 1920s and feature a mix of Art Deco and Postmodern architectural styles. The major architects that had a hand in the design over time include Michale Polak, Philippe Samyn, and Buro Happold. The buildings were first envisioned as a luxurious apartment block that would serve the Brussels bourgeoisie. In the 1940s, the residents were forced to vacate the building as it because the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Justus Lipsius building

2) Justus Lipsius building

The Justus Lipsius building is a building in Brussels (Belgium) which has been the headquarters of the Council of the European Union since 1995. The building is located in the European quarter at Rue de la Loi 175 next to the Schuman roundabout and opposite the Berlaymont building of the European Commission. Like most state buildings in the EU district its architecture is very modern and functional. Many architects, engineers and firms from several Member States of the European Union...   view more
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Berlaymont

3) Berlaymont

The Berlaymont (sometimes nicknamed "the Berlaymonster" or "le Berlaymonstre" in French) is an office building in Brussels, Belgium that houses the headquarters of the European Commission, which is the executive of the European Union (EU). The structure is located at Schuman roundabout at 200 Rue de la Loi, in what is known as the "European district". The building has housed the European Commission since its construction, and has become a symbol of the Commission...   view more
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Charlemagne

4) Charlemagne

The 206-foot, 17-story Charlemagne Building is part of the European Quarter of Brussels and is home to the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade and the Directorate-General for Enlargement. A Directorate-General is similar to a department or government ministry. The Directorate-General for Trade’s focus is to secure solidarity, security and prosperity for in Europe relating to manufactured goods, intellectual property, investment and services. The Directorate-General for...   view more
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Lex

5) Lex

The 181-foot, 15-story Lex Building is a government office in the European Quarter of Brussels. The building was constructed over a two year period and completed in 2006. The facade is made of a glass curtain system. Prior to construction of the Lex, an old mansion on the site had to be demolished. Instead of trying to renovate or incorporate the old building, it was demolished in favor of starting with a blank slate and designing a building that could suit the end users needs more...   view more
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European Economic and Social Committee Building

6) European Economic and Social Committee Building

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Building, which is also known as the Delors Building, is the home of the EESC. It was named after the French economist and politician, Jacques Delors, who was a prominent President of the European Commission from 1985 to 1994. He was the only president of the European Commission to serve three terms. The EESC is an assembly of employer organizations, trade unions and other representative groups of related interest. The EESC was established in...   view more
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Espace Léopold

7) Espace Léopold

The Espace Léopold is a collection of buildings that house the European Parliament, a legislative chamber of the European Union (EU). The building boasts a Postmodern architectural style and was designed by Atelier Espace Léopold with additional assistance from Michel Boucquillon. Construction started in 1989, the building opened in 1993, and construction was complete in 1995. Expansions to the building occurred, with the last expansion completed in 2008. The EU has many institutions in...   view more
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Walking Tours in Brussels, Belgium

Create Your Own Walk in Brussels

Create Your Own Walk in Brussels

Creating your own self-guided walk in Brussels is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Laken Park Walking Tour

Laken Park Walking Tour

Laken, also known as Laeken, is a park in a residential suburb of Brussels. Laken Park was formerly the official home to the Belgian Royal Family and is home to the Royal Castle, the Royal Greenhouses, the statue of Leopold I of Belgium, and more. Take this three-hour walk to visit the most famous attractions of Laken Park in Brussels.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Central Nightlife Tour Part 1

Central Nightlife Tour Part 1

Brussels' nightlife is represented by the variety of its clubs, among which are not only out and out discotheques but also clubs that host world-famous DJs and live music as well. Brussels has some of the most fashionable night clubs in Belgium. Take this walking tour to visit the most famous venues located in Central Brussels, all within a pleasant walking distance.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Artists' Studios and Museums Tour

Artists' Studios and Museums Tour

Brussels is the cultural capital of Belgium and also the former home of such well-known artists as Victor Horta, Camille Lemonnier and Paul Cauchie. There are a number of famous artists' houses and museums in Brussels, which exhibit numerous Belgian masterpieces. Don't miss the chance to visit some of the most famous artists' studios and house museums in Brussels.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Grand Place Walking Tour

Grand Place Walking Tour

Brussels is the capital of Belgium and also a top tourist destination in Europe. The city's main square is the Grand Place. The square is famous for its Baroque style buildings, such as the Town Hall, the King's House and other guildhalls, all of which make the Grand Place a busy tourist hotspot. Take this one-hour tour to visit the most popular tourist attractions situated in and around the Grand Place.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.3 km
Chocolate Shops Tour

Chocolate Shops Tour

Belgium is considered one of the best producers of chocolate. Its capital, Brussels, offers you the opportunity to taste more than 2000 different types of chocolate. There is a plethora of chocolate shops in Brussels which offer chocolates of all shapes, sizes and colors imaginable. Go ahead and take a look at Brussels most visited chocolate shops in this tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km
Small Ring Walking Tour

Small Ring Walking Tour

The Small Ring is a road in Brussels which surrounds the historic center of the city. It was built on top of the city's former fortifications, originally constructed in a pentagonal shape. Today, the Small Ring is home to several significant sites, such as the Egmont Palace, impressive memorials, as well as the last remains of the city's fortifications, the Halle Gate. Take this two-hour walking tour to visit the most important attractions on Brussels' Small Ring.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km

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