In Discovering the heart of Brussels part 1 we ended at the Palace of Justice. Here you can take the elevator down to the Marollen. Discover the many cafés and bars and markets. Take a stroll through the Hoogstraat and the Vossenstraat to make your way to Vossenplein.Here you’ll find the faamous market, open every day from 7am til 2pm. Now make your way to ♥ Sablon/Zavel, which I find the cosiest area in Brussels. Sablon is famous for its open-air antiques market, they are open every weekend.
Make your way to the Grand Place but don’t forget to take a stop at Manneken Pis. Manneken Pis is a famous statue, it’s basically just a little boy peeing in a fountain. Yet this little boy attracts lots of tourists every day.
♥The Grand Place is listed as UNESCO World Heritage. It is surrounded by beautiful baroque and gothic guild houses. You also find ♥ the Town Hall here. They both date back from the 13th century. You can visit the Town hall if you like.
Through the Boterstraat and Henri Mausstraat, you reach the ♥ Beurs square. You can also take a stop at the ♥ Munt. Next stops are: Janneken Pis, the female version of Manneken Pis, and the Rue de Boucher, a cosy street full of restaurants. You can take a look in the Royal Galleries and make your way back to Central station by passing along the Sint-Michiels and St-Goedele Cathedral.
Without stops this walk will take you more or less an hour (3,3 km long)