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No doubt the two most famous squares in the whole of Belgium is the Grand Place in the capital city and the beautiful Plaza Mayor of Bruges, including most visited and photographed the Brussels.
However, the city of Tournai Grand Place has its own different, but also extraordinarily beautiful and different from previous.
To start the main plant Tournai is triangular. And what we see today is the result of a careful recovery of the square took place just concluded World War II, as during the years of conflict, the Nazi occupation and subsequent release, the square was seriously damaged.
The square is dominated by the facades of palaces that trace their origins to the seventeenth century. However, its most famous building is probably the belfry, the oldest in the country since it began in the late twelfth century. Is notable for its height reaches 72 meters, the four towers at the corners and the carillon of 43 bells, the oldest of which were made in 1392.
The most typical is to climb to the top, from there, besides having an extensive overview of all Tournai and its Grand Place in particular, the rise of the stairs is much more entertaining, because to entertain the visitor is projected multimedia production on other towers of this magnificent part of Europe.
As in other Belgian cities, the vast majority of its most singular monuments are around the main square of the city. So too, Leuven, where we see the impressive City Hall in the Grote Markt, the central square where streets converge around the old town, whose circular shape helps the Grote Markt is the urban epicenter.
Before describing the City Council, who will be traveling to Belgium, must be told that you’re at stations or in brochures Leuven what you see written in different ways, and what you can find how Lovin Walloon language, Louvain in Leuven in Flemish or French, and even as Löwen in German.
But suppose you’ve come to Louvain, because once there you must go to the Grote Markt, where you will find the towering City Hall, known as Stadhuis.
Its facade is lined with columns, windows, sculptures, pinnacles, etc. and in general all the ornamental details Brabantine typical style, typical of the Brabant region where the city.
And if the outside is beautiful, something similar happens with the interior, where you can visit various rooms adorned with works of art in the form of paintings or sculptures of various styles and artistic contributions.
And last but not least, in the cellars of the building has opened a Brouwerijmuseum, what is that?, as a beer museum, where you will enter apetecerá thirst and taste some of the many varieties of Belgian beer.
The vast majority of tourists and travelers coming to Belgium, visit Bruges and especially the capital, Brussels. If the stay in Brussels will be a little long, it is advisable to devote one day to travel around the metropolis. In this way you can reach Beersel.
Beersel is located south of Brussels, just a dozen miles. The town has two interesting attractions. First, the church of St. Lambert, though no doubt its main attraction is the castle.
It is a strength that seems charming that rises above the pond that surrounds its perimeter, thus simulating that floats on water. In fact, the romance of the place completely dominates the fierce aspect should have a construction of a defensive nature.