A Look at the Stunning Architectural Marvels in Belgium

What a beauty! Belgium is a charming city that often sweeps tourists off their feet with its incredibly beautiful architectural marvel. The stunning buildings to say the least are a tourist trap alive with the city’s history showcased with a medieval charm.

From majestic castles, looming skyscrapers, iconic cathedrals to towering guild houses, I don’t have to list all them all here and the fun things to do in Belgium, you just have to go and see for yourself. And trust me; there are no bad pictures here. All you have to do is power your camera and get it ready for a memorable adventure. Worried about your stay in this city where old meets modern? There are many cheap hotels in Belgium that will surprise you.

Click to the end for a highlight of the best sightseeing architectural musts to include in your Belgium itinerary.

Grote Markt (Town Square)

Town Square

Town Square

The town square boasts some of the most stunning architectural wonders ever seen. The rich culture, history and amazing arts nestled in lively cafes and resorts are simply magnificent. Grote Markt also houses Brabo fountain, an interesting spot with a fascinating legend to its statue.

Onze Lieve Vrouwekathedraal (Cathedral of Our Lady)

Onze Lieve Vrouwekathedraal

Onze Lieve Vrouwekathedraal

The Onze Lieve Vrouwekathedraal is an amazing building that stands tall with unique designs that awe every visitor. Considered as one of the highest churches in the world, this remarkable building is a renowned landmark that forms part of the interesting history of Belgium. You will certainly be stunned by this historic building.

Het Steen (The Stone)

Het Steen

Het Steen

Het Steen or The Stone is simply an impressive castle. Its gigantic, emerging fortress has been designed with great attention to detail and its enhancements make it more appealing. It’s definitely a superb monument that will lure you to roll your cameras to capture a significant part of the country’s history.

Boerentoren

Boerentoren

Boerentoren

Boerentoren is another significant picturesque tower from the 1930s, and which witnessed the assaults and attacks of the Second World War II. Art deco fans visiting this monument are always thrilled by its historic titbits. Initially, the monument was among the first skyscrapers in Europe. Today, it houses the Kredietbank- one of the biggest banks in Belgium. The name Boerentoren means ‘farmer’s tower’ and there’s an interesting story behind it. I’ll let you find out the next time you take a cheap flight to Belgium.

Vleeshuis (Meat House)

Vleeshuis

Vleeshuis

Vleeshuis (Meat House) may not be an impressive sightseeing choice for many but it’s definitely an iconic monument to the Butcher’s Hall. The Meat House is a towering monument that dates back to the good old days of artisans and guilds. Then, the monument was a real splendor and the only spot authorized to sell meat.

If meat is not your thing, don’t fret too much at the thought of visiting a butchery. For your information, the Vleeshuis is no longer a meat house. It has been revamped into a beautiful structure with a museum to showcase the city’s unique arts and archaeology.

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