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  • First impression
  • Ancient cities in Belgium
  • The rainy climate of Belgium
  • The character of the Belgians
  • Belgian chocolates
  • Creative monuments
  • Travel Belgium
  • Summary and Conclusions

If you are wondering where to go on vacation, if you are tired of the hot beaches and intrusive service if the type of the majestic pyramids and camels, you will not enjoy it is time to think about a trip to Europe? And visit the fabulous, unforgettable Belgium and attractions which are remembered for a lifetime.

If you have a lot of fruitful work the entire year, and you just need a change of scenery, the best in Belgium you just do not find. Or maybe you have trouble in your personal life and you broke up with your loved one? Only the atmosphere of this welcoming, friendly, sympathetic small country is able to dispel all the anxiety and depression. Having been there, breathed its air, wander through the narrow, cozy streets of this ancient city to admire the sights of Belgium, you will feel that life is just beginning! And in front of you waiting for all the fun!
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First impression

Having visited it once, no one can not help but fall in love with this country at first sight and for life. you will not hear the cries, as in France, will not see the arrogance and bombast, as in Italy. From the first steps, getting off the train and be in any city in Belgium, you will feel totally peaceful atmosphere. The Belgians - responsive, friendly and smiling people.

Do you have a feeling that you come here every weekend.

In Belgium, speaking in three languages: German, French and Flemish. But if you speak English, you are sure you understand and can help in any situation. Problems with communication and understanding will arise. If you are tired and want to rest in one of the many cafes, you will not drive out, even if you have not ordered. A nice addition is that in Belgium the Internet is everywhere. There is an open network of museums and cafes, there is free Internet City. You can use it while sitting on a bench in any city, and shops abound in Belgium.

 Monument Manneken Pis
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Ancient cities in Belgium

Every city in this country has its own face, individual identity.

  • Brussels - capital of Belgium. The political and cultural center of the country, as well as the whole European Community.
  • Lear - famous for its astronomical clock, a ring of fortifications of the XVI century and the old tower Zimmer. Near the town is a nature reserve Kalmthaut that guards the relict sand dunes, surrounded by pine forest and moorland.
  • Antwerp - the second largest port in Europe and a major world center for diamond cutting.
  • Bruges - a medieval trading center and the main city of West Flanders.
  • Gent - in this city the largest number of historic buildings, is the capital of East Flanders.
  • Spa - famous spa.
  • Mechelen (Malines) - the birthplace of Beethoven. Known for its famous bells and stunning architecture.
  • Tongeren - this city is seen Caesar. The oldest city of Belgium.
  • Yui - known for its tin production.
  • Liege - largest and oldest city in Wallonia.
  • Waterloo - the place of the battle between Napoleon and Wellington. The well-known tourist center. Attractions dedicated battle between the French and the British.
  • Binche - an ancient city, where the famous carnival takes.
  • Tour - the city of churches.
  • Charleroi - the birthplace of the Carolingian dynasty.
  • Big Arden - located near the border with Luxembourg and Germany. This is the pride of the country. It is located very many attractions of Belgium surrounded by virgin forests.

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The rainy climate of Belgium

The weather in this country is characterized by its volatility. Often rains and overcast. On the North Sea coast climate is wet and soft. In the Ardennes - is more continental.

The best time to visit this country - from May to September. From July to August, you can try a dip in the sea, although the water temperature rarely rises above 18 degrees. Winter is considered to be quite cold, but not for the residents of Russia. Recommended clothing for the winter in Belgium - clothes for late autumn in Russia. Cool in summer, so the demi useful things. Parasol is required.

 Mini-Europe park
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The character of the Belgians

Belgian national traits can be described Russian proverb: "Cause - time fun - an hour." They know a lot about the work of crazy recklessness them unfamiliar. Consider the right to postpone something in reserve, while the remaining savings of a good rest. Very good sense of respect, understanding and humor characterized by tolerance.

Outwardly obedient citizens of their country, but behind it a strong national character. True Belgian never be behaving inappropriately in society, never calling clothe clothing.

For tourists are very friendly. It even surprised those who first came to this country. Always ready to help, and give way, something to explain.
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Belgian chocolates

Chocolate belongs to attractions Belgium. In this country, occupying 30, 5000 square meters. km, located 16 museums chocolate 12 chocolate factories and 2,000 chocolate shops.

In every town, in every village there is a shop that offers a luxury chocolates. If you compare the Swiss and German chocolate Belgian, the latter wins on its taste. Belgium - a leading manufacturer of chocolate in Europe. In the year it produces 172,000 tons of chocolate. Until now, many chocolates are made by hand.

If you are low on money, and you like chocolate, there is one way. Walking around the city, go to a specialized chocolate shops. They are allowed to try the chocolate free. When you visit a few shops, you will realize that ate his fill.

 vriydagmarkt - the main square in Ghent
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Creative monuments

Belgium Attractions include a large number of unexpected sculptures located in the streets, in parks, on the sidewalks, at public transport stops. No country in the world you will not see anything like that. Some monuments are long-lived, some - a few weeks or months.

All have heard about the famous "Manneken Pis", which is based in Brussels. Around him gather crowds of tourists taking pictures. Meanwhile, in the small town of Geraardsbergen, too, have "Manneken Pis", who is older by as much as 160 years. But in Brussels, there is also "to write the girl," and even "to write a dog."

There is a monument to the cat in a pink shirt, sitting on the bike.

There is a machine attached to the wall of an apartment house at the level of 2-3 floors in the city of Leuven. It is unclear what is meant by this monument, but look interesting.

Interesting, unusual monument "Rape of Europa" is located in Brussels, European Commission building.

Right at the intersection in the capital of Belgium, near the border it is a sculpture depicting the climb out of the sewer plumbing and grabs the leg standing next to a police officer. It is shown in motion, as a police officer was frightened and falls.

At the tram stop is a sculpture "Waiting tram." Boy and girl sit and hold hands. All of the sculptures can not be described: a lot of them and they are in the most unexpected places. Belgium and its different attractions creativity.
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Travel Belgium

To get from one city to another by train is best. It is cheap, comfortable and fast. Taxi service is better not to use it. Prices bite. Be sure to visit the city of Bruges. It is famous for its bridges. you can ride a boat on the canal. The restaurant is better not to go, because the prices are just unreal, and no taste. If you have a small budget to go to lunch at McDonald's or Quick.

If you are in Brussels, visit the bar "Dellerium" where you can try a large number of beers. This bar is even listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Next to this bar is a sculpture pissing girls. Be sure to try the Belgian waffle. Pay only 2 euros, but understand what her amazing taste.

Be very cautious and careful in the area of ​​the Nord and the Midi railway stations. It's hot spots. Not far away is the Arab quarter and "street red light."

Be sure to try Belgian fries. It is sold in kulechkah as Russia seeds. Very tasty!

Do not miss the opportunity to go on excursions in this knight's castle. Admission is 2, 5 euros. Inside you can take photos and stay in as long as you want. Three times a day in the castles for tourists are stylized representations. This occurs at 11, 14 and 16 hours.

Not overlooked symbol of Brussels - The Atomium monument. It increased 165 billion times a molecule of iron. His height - 102 meters. Next to him is no less famous miniature park Mini-Europe. It houses models of the most famous and beautiful buildings of Europe in 1:25 scale.

Belgium is proud of its Cathedral of Our Lady, located in Antwerp. There are famous paintings by Rubens, "The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary", "The Resurrection of Christ." It must see with your own eyes. Entrance to the cathedral - just 2 euros impressions - 1000.

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Summary and Conclusions

This is a fabulous, unique place. Arriving in this country once again you will want to wander through the narrow, cozy streets, listen to street musicians, to breathe aroma of chocolate and waffles. See the friendly smiles of passersby. Belgium - a country with attractions that will be remembered for a long time.

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