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Architecture and heritage

When you think of Brussels, you think of the beauty of Art Nouveau, Grand-Place, the Atomium and more. In fact, Brussels is teeming with architectural gems. All styles are brilliantly represented. Brussels has a lot of surprises for you when it comes to architecture.

Follow the guide

  • The most convenient way to explore Brussels’ great buildings is by the hop-on, hop-off bus service, which takes you to all the main tourist attractions, including Manneken Pis, the Stock Exchange, the Atomium and the European Parliament.
  • There are plenty of guided tours of Brussels’ architectural heritage to choose from, too, especially in summer. Individual guides are also available.
  • Art Nouveau (FR/NL)External link inspiration is also found online.

Too many to name

The Brussels-Capital Region’s Direction du Patrimoine culturel is responsible for the list of architectural heritage in Brussels (FR/NL)External link. The list of Brussels’ architectural gems is posted online.

Behind the façades

It can be interesting to take a look behind the façade of some prestigious buildings. The walks below take you inside several of the city’s architectural masterpieces:

The Association du Patrimoine artistique aims to protect, restore and enhance the artistic heritage (FR) in Belgium.

Who to contact:

Contact us

Brussels Museums Council

Galerie du Roi, 15
1000 Brussels