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Visit Brussels’s Tourist Park - Mini Europe

Mini Europe
Mini Europe. Credit: Dimitris Vetsikas/Pixabay

Brussels is the iconic capital city of Belgium and a well-known tourist destination for travellers who long to go backpacking across Europe. From chocolate lovers to comic book admirers, Brussels has a lot to offer for each individual- including making travel easy! If you’re one of the few visitors who want to tick off exploring Europe’s popular landmarks off your bucket list, you need not worry. All you need are tickets to Mini Europe!

Located in the Bruparck entertainment park right next to the foot of the Atomium is the well-known miniature park in Brussels called Mini-Europe. Quick, enjoyable and showcasing most of the important landmarks of Europe, this park was opened to the public in 1989 by then-Prince Philippe of Belgium.

The initial investment in creating this park took 50 million Belgian francs after it was constructed in an area of 24,000 sq.m which is roughly 300,000 sq ft. What makes this a stand-out feature in Brussels is that all of the 350 monuments displayed in Mini-Europe are built on a scale of 1:25. The attention to detail and the pristine level of creation is next level; especially when you compare it to the scale and design of the real deal.

Town Hall
Credit: Jim Niakaris/Unsplash

This is a family fun destination because it provides an interactive display of some of the best sights- right from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, to the complex Town Hall of Brussels, the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral or the towering Big Ben. Mini Europe is the best place to spend an ideal day out with older parents or kids. There's also an exhibition called 'Spirit of Europe' which shares the EU history with the park visitors through multimedia games.

For a nominal fee, the park provides you with an audio guide talking about the history of each monument and city and the best way to explore all the 80 cities represented. Keep in mind that this park closes annually from mid-January to mid-March and reopens in Spring, just as nature begins to bloom.

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