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Everything You Should See In Rome On Your First Visit

From the windy lanes of Trastevere to the monumental beauty of the Trevi Fountain, there are just some things you can’t miss in the eternal city. Rome simply isn’t Rome without the frescoed ceiling of the Sistine Chapel or the majesty of the Colosseum. 

It’s not easy to come up with a list of everything you should see in Rome on your first visit. The city is bursting with awe-inspiring historical treasures. After studying art history there for a year and living there for several more, I’ve come up with a list of the absolute must-sees for your first time in the Italian capital.

For each of Rome’s amazing famous sights, there’s an equal number of amazing secret spots!

Want to see some hidden corners of Rome on your visit, too? I’ve got you covered!

In the same way that Rome isn’t Rome without the Vatican or the Colosseum, she isn’t herself without carbonara and cacio e pepe, either! Want tips on where to get some of the best food in the city? I’ve got you covered, too!

Are you ready to discover everything you should see on your first visit to Rome? Andiamo!

1. St. Peter’s Basilica

Built over the course of 120 years by some of Italy’s most famous architects, including Bramante, Raphael, and Michelangelo, St. Peter’s Basilica is the largest Catholic church in the world. You can visit the crypts underneath, the church itself, and climb the dome on top.

2. The Vatican Museums

People have been visiting the Vatican Museums since the 16th century, and rightly so. With 54 galleries (called sale in Italian) and thousands of works of art that span the centuries, it’s a true treasure trove for lovers of art and art history. The final sala that visitors pass through is undoubtedly the museum’s most famous: the Sistine Chapel.

Beat The Crowds At The Vatican

There are both early morning and after-hours tours of St. Peter’s and the Vatican Museums! If you want a less crowded visit, go for one of these off-peak tours.

3. Trastevere

After visiting the Vatican, head over to Trastevere, which is on the same side of the Tiber river. Get lost in the narrow streets, take pictures of laundry drying in the sun, and just enjoy one of Rome’s most picturesque neighborhoods. 

Trastevere Food Tip

Trastevere has some great pizza places. Seu Pizza Illuminati, Pizzeria ai Marmi, Dar Poeta, and Ivo a Trastevere are regarded as some of the city’s best pizzerie. Try one to get some of the good stuff!

4. The Colosseum and the Ancient City

The Colosseum is the largest amphitheater that was constructed during the Roman empire. It was commissioned by the emperor Vespasian and opened by his son, Titus, in 80 AD. Famous for gladiatorial matches and animal fights, the Colosseum is the symbol of the eternal city.

A ticket to the Colosseum gets you into the adjacent Palatine Hill. Legend has it that Romulus and Remus, the founders Rome, were raised by a wolf in a cave there, which is the most central of the city’s seven hills. It later became an area inhabited by Rome’s elite, including some of the emperors. You can visit the ruins of many of the remaining structures today, along with the small museum there, and get great views of the Roman forum as well as the Circus Maximus.

The Roman forum was once the hub of the city’s public life, containing a host of temples, basilicas, and other public structures. Visit the forum and then walk down Via dei Fori Imperiali, where you’ll be able to see the fora and markets constructed by different emperors.

Pro Tip For Visiting The Ancient City

Don’t do this part of Rome without a guide! Whether it be a person, a book, or a blog post, the ancient city can be confusing (and can sometimes seem meaningless) if you don’t know what you’re looking at.

Secret Spot In The Ancient City

Ready for a break from the crowds? If you loved the ancient city and want more, head to the Celio hill behind the Colosseum, and visit Le Case Romane del Celio. Twenty rooms decorated with frescoes dating from between the second and fourth centuries unfold beneath the Basilica of Saints John and Paul and culminate in a small gallery displaying objects that were recovered during the excavation of the site. You’ll probably be one of a handful of visitors exploring this underground gem. If you love ancient Rome, don’t miss this secret spot!

5. The Jewish Ghetto 

Located in the city center, the Roman Jewish Ghetto was historically home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in Europe. You can visit the Jewish Museum of Rome in order to gain an understanding of the history of the area, and see the Synagogue, which is thought to be the largest in Italy. Other sights in the area include the Theater of Marcellus and the Bocca della Verità.

The Roman Jewish Ghetto also has some signature foods, like carciofi alla giudia (grilled artichokes) and pizza ebraica, which is actually a sweet!

6. Piazza Navona

Designed by famous Roman artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Piazza Navona is home to one of the city’s most spectacular fountains. Depicting the great rivers of the time, the four figures represent the Nile, the Ganges, the Rio de la Plata, and the Danube. The church of Sant’Agnese in Agone and the Palazzo Pamphilj (which is the current Brazilian embassy) are also both located in Piazza Navona.  

7. Campo de’ Fiori

Campo de’ Fiori was developed around 1456 by Pope Callixtus III. In the morning, the piazza comes alive thanks to its bustling market, and in the evening, it transforms into an evening hot-spot popular with tourists and foreign students. The central statue in the piazza depicts Giordano Bruno, who was burned at the stake for heresy in 1600.

Secret Spot Near Campo de’ Fiori

Exit the piazza onto via del Pellegrino and turn left at Arco degli Acetari. You’ll end up in a tiny little courtyard that doesn’t have any major sights, but is a great little spot for taking pictures!

Where To Eat Bear Campo de’ Fiori

There are two excellent spots to get pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice) in this area. One is in Campo de’ Fiori itself. In the left corner of the piazza, if you’re facing the same way as Giordano Bruno, there’s a sign that says FORNO, which means oven in Italian. Some say that they have the best pizza bianca in the city. They also offer sandwiches and other baked goods.

Just outside of Campo de’ Fiori at Via dei Chiavari 34 is Roscioli Forno, which has the best pizza margherita al taglio that I’ve ever had. Order a few different slices – last time I was there we sampled the margherita, a slice with mushrooms, one with roasted potatoes, and another thick-crusted one with burrata and pesto that was delicious. 

Neither of these places have seating, so be prepared to munch your slices standing up.

8. The Pantheon

The first Pantheon in Rome was destroyed by a fire in the same year that the Colosseum opened, 80AD. In 118, the emperor Hadrian commissioned a new Pantheon, which is the structure that you can visit today. The Pantheon is considered to be the best-preserved ancient building in Rome and its dome is the largest unsupported dome in the world. Its oculus is 8 meters across, which is about 25 feet. You can visit the tomb of Raphael inside.

Beat The Crowds At The Pantheon

Despite some discussion about charging admission in the last few years, the Pantheon remains free to visit. For this reason, it’s a very popular sight. If you want to beat the crowd, visit when it opens at 8:30 am. 

9. The Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain is the combination of two designs, one by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and one by Nicola Salvi. Completed in 1762, the fountain is an example of Roman baroque architecture. Legend has it that if you throw a coin into the fountain backwards over your left shoulder, you’ll return to Rome someday, if you throw two in, you’ll find a Roman romance, and if you throw in three, you’ll get married!

Beat The Crowds At The Trevi Fountain

Visiting the Trevi Fountain at peak times is pretty miserable, if I’m being honest. I highly recommend heading there while the city is still sleeping – around 7am, if you can. You’ll have a much better experience without the crowds! If you’re not a morning person, head there late at night to have a similar, crowd-free visit. 

10. The Spanish Steps

Named for the Spanish embassy to the Vatican, which is located in the square below, the Spanish Steps are another Roman icon. They were originally built to connect the church above to the piazza. There’s another famous fountain in the square called La Barcaccia, which was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s father, Pietro. 

A recent law was passed that prohibits sitting on the Spanish Steps, so you’ll have to take your pictures standing up! If you want to beat the crowds, head from the Trevi Fountain straight to the Spanish Steps on your early morning tour. 

Secret Spot Bear The Spanish Steps

Ready for another hidden corner of Rome? Walk down Via Margutta, which is very close to Piazza di Spagna. Made famous from the film Roman Holiday, Via Margutta has been home to a long line of artists and filmmakers and still has several art galleries on it. You can see a tribute to these artists in the form of a bucket of paint brushes atop a little fountain.

11. Monti

There’s nothing particular to see in Monti, but like Trastevere, it’s a great little neighborhood to wander around and get lost in. Located near the Colosseum, Monti is a hip little area full of second hand shops, cute cafés, and chic restaurants. 

12. Testaccio

Known commonly for its nightlife, Testaccio actually has some of the best food in the eternal city. If you want to try Roman street food, head to the Mercato di Testaccio, which is open from 7am to 3pm every day except Sunday. You can do your shopping and eat at the communal tables in the center of the market. Try supplì, carciofi alla guidia, or any of the other delights that look good to you. Looking for a sit-down meal? Book a table at Flavio al Velavevodetto, Felice a Testaccio, or Da Oio a Casa Mia for some traditional Roman fare.

So, there you have your list of everything you need to see in Rome on your first visit! If you’re spending more than just a few days there, don’t be afraid to explore beyond the city center. Rome is a series of layers, and each one you peel back reveals another treasure.

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Where To Stay In Paris – A Guide To The Best Neighborhoods

Paris is perhaps one of the most iconic, well-recognized cities in the world. This capital has long been renowned for being the city of love, with a side of haute couture. 

A lot of travelers end up disappointed when they venture to Paris, namely because they’ve failed to prepare. The city doesn’t revolve around the Eiffel Tower. Choosing the right neighborhood to explore will make your trip joyous and unforgettable. 

Here are the best neighborhoods to call home while visiting Paris.

Canal Saint-Martin

Canal Saint-Martin is in the 10th Division (arrondissement) in Paris. Historically, this area has been viewed as unfavorable and best avoided by travelers. In recent years, however, the city has put a lot of focus on regentrification, especially in the southern region of the district near Canal Saint-Martin.

This area is the ideal place for a vacation rental in Paris, as you get a taste of the old world balanced with new, trendy restaurants and shops. The canal itself is a scenic tribute to old Paris. Stroll along the shops and rest at one of the waterfront bistros for multicultural food fusions that will have your tastebuds crying for more.

Haut Marais

Marais is a large district in Paris and a favorite among both travelers and locals. This lively hotspot is home to beautiful museums, a vivid nightlife, and food galore. With high-end boutique shops and incredible ancient architecture, it’s a great destination for a group with diverse interests. 

Within Marais is a smaller sub-district known as Haut Marais. This region is a little more relaxed and laid back than the usual fast-paced vibe in overall Marais. Haut Marais is one of the oldest regions in Paris. Roam along the cobblestone streets, peruse original Picassos, and recover from the party lifestyle that makes Marais famous.

Montorgueil

What makes Montorgueil such a great place to stay in Paris is that it’s not an overly touristy area. Even so, it’s conveniently located for exploring the city. It’s a beautiful part of the city, and largely residential, making it a lovely retreat after a day of exploration.

Walk along the white cobblestones of rue Montorgueil, and pick up some traditional French food from the market. Artisan bread, an array of cheeses, fine wines, and fish make this area perfect for those in an Airbnb or villa. When you’re done at the market, The Lourve is only a ten-minute drive away. 

Bastille

Bastille is another neighborhood that is less touristy and more residential. Like Montorgueil, Bastille is still conveniently located for navigating to some of the popular tourist attractions. As it is removed from the main thoroughfare, accommodations and restaurants tend to be more affordable. 

That being said, there’s plenty to keep you busy in Bastille. This neighborhood is home to the Bastille Market, which is the largest outdoor market in the city. As it’s home to a lot of young Parisians, Bastille has a spirited nightlife with lots of trendy bars and clubs.

Ile Saint-Louis

Ile Saint-Louis is a small island in the middle of Paris. It was originally the retreat of King Louis XIII and his closest friends. This beautiful area still conveys the luxury and architecture of the 17th century, boasting incredible mansions.

Ile Saint-Louis is an artistic hotspot. There are often impromptu performances in the street, as well as a quaint theater that always has something to offer. Ile Saint-Louis is conveniently located near other hot Paris neighborhoods, including Marais, as listed above, and the Latin Quarter. This quiet retreat has no night clubs but boasts the best ice crea and coffee in the city.

Paris has so much more to offer than the Eiffel Tower. Stay in one of its lovely neighborhoods away from the iconic structure and experience the best of this incredible city. Bon voyage!

Montmartre

Once home to Paris’s major artists of the past, Montmartre has a hillside village vibe unlike many other arrondissement’s within the city. Art lovers and appreciators will love this northern neighborhood of Paris! Just imagine walking the same cobblestoned paths like Picasso, Manet, Renoir and Van Gogh did, meeting up for coffee in the busy cafes and delving into the art world of the past in its many small galleries, museums and boutiques.

Montmartre is home to many romantic terraces and cafes, so be sure to pause from your explorations through the Butte to savor some delicious treats, a glass of wine or a cup of coffee.

Besides being full of charm, Montmartre is home to the wonderful Sacré-Cœur perched atop its steepest hill. This entirely white, Byzantine style basilica is gorgeous both inside and out… and actually houses one of the largest mosaic in the country! Be sure to spend a few minutes enjoying the view of the city below, people watching and soaking in the magic that this romantic little neighborhood of Paris has to offer.


P.S. Be sure to check out our other insider guides to Paris here! (Can you tell we just love The City Of Light?)

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A Seasonal Guide To Paris In The Fall

I have visited Paris countless times. Each season has its charm, but in my opinion, you can’t beat visiting the City of Light in the fall. The Parisians, who deserted the city during the summer months, are back in town full of energy just in time for la rentrée. No need to wait in line for hours among the crowds – summer tourists have gone home, and the holiday travelers have yet to make their appearance. And if you needed another reason to pack your suitcase, fall is the least expensive time of the year to visit Paris. Not only are the flights cheaper, but so are the hotel rates!

But most important of all, fall in Paris is drop-dead gorgeous. You may have missed the bright flowers and green grass in the Parisian parks, but the autumn colors are breathtaking.  The allées in the Palais Royal and Tuileries Garden are spectacular. Place des Vosges is a dream. With the Indian summer that takes over the city, you still have time to pack a bottle of red wine and a cozy blanket for a picnic under the golden canopy.

Drink & Be Merry!

Speaking of wine, there is no better time to appreciate it and the culture surrounding it than in the fall, a.k.a. Harvest season. You don’t need to head to Bordeaux or Bourgogne to experience the excitement of the vendanges. Montmartre, once a country village outside of Paris, has its own vineyard with a dreamy view over the Parisian roofs. Every year, the Fête des Vendanges celebrates the harvest, and you can enjoy a full (and mostly free) program mixing good food, drinks, dancing and art installations. Just outside of Paris, the Festival des Vendanges de Suresnes also celebrates the harvest with a large performing arts festival in the largest European garden-city. If you want to get out of the beaten tracks, this is the one for you.

Fall is also the season of the Beaujolais Nouveau! On the third Thursday in November, the famous “vin primeur” takes over the country. It may not be the best wine you will ever try in your life, but its arrival is celebrated in all the bars and restaurants. You must try it at least once if you are in France around that time!

If the Parisian rain and grey skies are getting to you, stop for a glass of vin chaud. This French take on mulled wine is only available during the colder months leading to the holidays. It is one of my favorite treats after a refreshing walk through the city. Sit down at a terrasse – lots of them are heated or offer blankets for extra warmth– and watch the world go by.

Delicious Seasonal Treats

As a foodie, I love that the French still eat very seasonally. Whether you eat at a restaurant or head to one of the many farmers’ market, you will see the offerings change month after month. In the fall, there is still plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, but the seasonal dishes are all about comfort food and treating yourself.

First, it’s wild mushroom season. The French are obsessed with them, and you will see countless cars parked on the side of the road near the woods while the drivers go mushroom picking – don’t try to follow them, they all have their secret spot that they guard jealously! Try truffles for a special treat. Then, there are chestnuts: they are delicious in a soup or side dish, or simply roasted on the street corner. With hunting season, game is widely available. Fall is the perfect time to drown in melted cheese with fondue or raclette – but stay clear of the debate on whether it originally hails from France or Switzerland! Finally, finish your meal with a crisp apple or a pear straight from one of Normandy’s orchards.

And what about a rich chocolat chaud? I can’t stomach it in the heat and humidity of the summer, but it is divine once the temperatures drop.

Since we are on the subject of chocolate, I must mention the Salon du Chocolat. If you time your trip just right, you can visit this chocolate lover’s paradise and one of the largest events featuring chocolate in the world. It’s the perfect occasion to see, smell, and taste every variation of this delicacy!

How To See Paris In The Fall

In the fall, the days get cooler and shorter, but it has its advantages. As a wife of a photographer, I appreciate that you can actually see a sunrise without having to get up at the crack of dawn. When I get up for sunrise shoots most of the year, I usually have to wait for hours for my first espresso and croissant as the shops don’t open until mid-morning. But in the fall, I can have my gateau and eat it too!

It might not be prime sightseeing weather every day, but it is the perfect occasion to dive into one of Paris countless museums. You might feel guilty spending your time indoors in the spring or summer, but there is no such predicament on a rainy day. Take your time to explore classic must-sees like the Louvre and Orsay, or discover new favorites depending on your interests. And why not do something entirely different, like trying a cooking class?

Fall is also the time when Paris puts on the red carpet for all kinds of festivals, from the Fashion Week in late September to contemporary art at the world-renowned FIAC or the home design paradise of the Foire d’Automne. Art lovers shouldn’t miss the Nuit Blanche, an all-night festival when artists take over the city from dusk until dawn. Stroll among the huge artworks and light installations spread throughout the city and discover Paris through new eyes.

A Word On What To Pack For The Fall

To stay cozy in Paris in the fall, it is all about layering! Fall mornings are cold, but by the early afternoon, the sun comes out and warms up the temperatures, only to cool down again in the evening. Don’t forget comfortable, waterproof shoes and coat (a classic trench will serve you well), well-cut jeans for day-to-night city exploration, and a scarf to stay warm in the early morning and the evening!

For all the reasons for this season, I simply j’adore Paris in the fall and you will too!

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Top 10 Things To Do In Amsterdam, According To A Local

Amsterdam is one of the most dynamic and exciting cities in Europe. There truly is something for everyone as the city holds a variety of things to do and see that would appeal to a broad range of people. Beyond all the activates to do within the city, Amsterdam is also very charming. Even just spending a whole weekend in Amsterdam wandering the streets and admiring the colorful and unique architecture is lovely.

However, when visiting Amsterdam, you are going to want to experience all the city has to offer and try to do quite a few things to get the full Amsterdam adventure. That is why I have come up with a list of the top 10 things to do in Amsterdam that will appeal to a wide range of visitors. Whether you are a fan of culture, fashion, food, or partying, you will find something on this list for you, and maybe you can try something else out for a new experience outside of your comfort zone!

Visit Vondelpark

Vondelpark is the most famous and frequented park in Amsterdam and is a must-visit while in the city. You can sit here and have a picnic or just watch all the people bike and walk around. It really is beautiful. 

Go To A Street Market

Amsterdam is full of street markets that have all sorts of clothing, gadgets, and treats. Try to check out Albert Cuyp Markt or Westersraat street market.

Eat A Stroopwafel

The most famous sweet from Amsterdam is a stroopwafel, which is a waffle and caramel treat that is delicious. You need to try one!

Go Shopping On The 9 Streets

The nine streets in Amsterdam is a famous area of the city known for its nine streets that are full of the best boutiques and restaurants in the city. Spending some time strolling around them is a lovely way to spend some time.

View The Tulips

Amsterdam is known for its tulips, and you can find them all around the city. However, the amount and where you can find them depends on the time of year, and be sure to check out this post with everything you need to know about finding tulips in Amsterdam.

Swing From The A’DAM Tower

The A’DAM Tower is a famous tower in Amsterdam Noord that has a giant swing from the top of it. This swing is open to the public for a quick swing over the edge of the building. This experience is both thrilling and exciting and will show you a beautiful view of Amsterdam from above.

Go To A Museum

Amsterdam is a city overflowing with culture, and the primary way this is shown is through all its museums. Here you can find the famous Anne Frank Museum, the Rijksmuseum’s, the Van Gogh Museum and many more!

Rent A Bike

Renting a bike in the city is a must. This is the best way to see the city and immerse yourself in Dutch culture.

Go On A Canal Cruise

The best way to see the city in the quickest amount of time is with a canal cruise. This is a much safe way to see the city than biking, and it will also give you some great information about various points in the city.

Explore The Canals At Night

The canals of Amsterdam are stunning and need to be explored. But once the sun sets the canals light up and become even more beautiful. This is one of the best things to do in Amsterdam at night that is both romantic and magical.

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6 Places In Belgium Photographers Will Love

6 Places In Belgium Photographers Will Love

Voyaging to Belgium brings along scenic beauty, medieval rooftops, tasty beer, beautiful canal, and some of the delicious chocolates. However, this remarkable European country has a lot to offer. The people of Belgium are friendly, and everything about Belgium is fantastic. 

From medieval castles to sophisticated galleries, modern cities, cobblestone streets, we have gathered six beautiful photography places in Belgium.

Bouillon Castle

Bouillon Castle, whose local name is Chateau-Fort de Bouillon, lies just above the town with the same name. It is located in the Luxembourg province which is in the Wallonia region in Belgium.

During the 8th century, Bouillon castle was built, and in the year 1076, Henry IV gave the castle to Godfrey of Bouillon. After the death of Godfrey, Prince-Bishop owned the entire property. Then by 1676, France took over Duchy of Bouillon. Louis of France then sent Vauban to transform the castle.

In 1970, after the Battle of Sedan, the Prussian army took over the castle and used it as a military hospital.

Now, Bouillon Castle is open for tourist visits. The passageways, as well as, subterranean spaces, look fascinating reminding the rich history of Bouillon castle.

How to reach Bouillon Castle:

The distance between Brussels to Bouillon Castle is 163.9 km. You can arrive at Bouillon Castle either by bus, train, or taxi. However, the best way to reach here is by train.

Train Station Antwerp

The world’s most fascinating railway station the Train Station Antwerp attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year. The train station is also known as the Railroad Cathedral, as well as, Middle Station. Train station Antwerp first came into use in the year 1905.

The original building was, however, was built a bit earlier in between 1895 to 1905. The reason why this train station is so famous and why it looks so fascinating is because of its stone-clad terminus building. Also, the building is made of steel. The eclectic style of this railway station is lovely.

Train station Antwerp is known to be one of the most photogenic locations in Belgium mainly because of its beauty; in fact, it is one of the most train stations in the world.

How to reach Train Station Antwerp:

There are three modes of transportation available to reach Train Station Antwerp. By road, the distance will be 54.3 km. You can reach here by train, car, and bus.

Bruges Market Place

Bruges market place has a rich history. Once the location for medieval festivals, executions, uprisings, fairs, and a lot of tournaments, is now a square, which is the perfect meeting point for every local. Around four million visitors come to this town area to embrace its charm.

The most interesting fact to note is that this marketplace is here since 958. However, today, the market place is loaded with a lot of guild houses, banks, and some of the best restaurants. You will see many bicyclists and pedestrians roaming around the town. 

Bruges market place is lovely, and it is the buzzing people, restaurants, and music, which make this town come alive.

Bruges has plenty of gorgeous places for photographers.

How to reach Bruges Market Place:

To reach the market, you can fly to the closest airport, which is in Ostend- Bruges International airport, from here it will take you 30 minutes to reach the market. Else, you can reach Brugge railway station and take a taxi, which is only 2 km away from the market.

Train Station Liege

The reason why the train station of Liege attracts so many tourists is because of its architectural beauty. And it is indeed worth a visit. The train station in Liege is not just the busiest of all but is also a significant hub for high-speed trains.

The train station is clean, and the train station is surrounded by a lot of beautiful cafes, as well as sandwich shops. If you come here, you will inevitably end up clicking a lot of photos. And don’t forget to try some of the lovely cafes. This modern train station will leave you awestruck.

Don’t forget to make your way to the old town as there are plenty of things to do in Liege.

How to reach Train Station Liege:

You can reach the train station Liege either through a car or train; if you are travelling from Brussels, then the best way will be to take the train. Else, there are regularly running cabs and buses also.

Grand Place Brussels

Grand place Brussels is famous for its aesthetic and decorative wealth. You will see a lot of guild houses, other than that other attractions are the Maison du Roi and the City Hall. It is registered as a World Heritage by UNESCO.

The market square of La Grande-Place hosts several emblematic buildings of municipal, and it hosts many hold houses of corporations as well. Being the architectural jewel of the country, photographers love to come here to click photos. 

You will see artistic style buildings with Western cultural influence. This was once a marketplace for traders.

How to reach Grand Place Brussels:

You can either take a train or visit the Grand Place Brussels by bus. The nearest railway station will be Bourse, and you will have to walk for around 5 minutes to reach here.

Topiary Park Durbuy

Topiary Park Durbuy is perfect for photographers who would like to capture landscape scenes. The beautiful garden has 39 flower beds, and the extraordinary view of Durbuy and Ourthe castle over the river is mesmerizing.

The reason why it is so famous is that it is said to be the biggest park in the world. Whosoever comes here is always filled with joy, looking at the beauty of this beautiful garden. The flowers greet every visitor with their beauty and charm.

Durbuy, also known as the smallest town in the world is particularly quaint during Christmas time.

How to reach Topiary Park Durbuy:

The best way to reach Durbuy is by train and private car. By car, it will take around two hours to reach. Else, there are frequently running buses too. If you plan to take a train, then it is only a three minutes’ walk. 

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