Cheap flights to Brussels
Famous for being the centre of the European Union, producer of some of the world’s best chocolate and home to more beer varieties than any other city in the world. Brussels is a city with rich historical offerings, world-class museums, a chic café culture, and stunning Art Nouveau architecture, and should definitely be at the top of anyone’s list when it comes to choosing that city break you’ve been after.
As any Brussels travel guide will tell you, this is a modern, cosmopolitan city at the heart of Europe. And although it is known more for being a political hub, it also has a surprisingly young vibe that makes it one of the more cutting edge cities in Europe. Whatever you’re after from a city break, trust us when we say you’ll find it in Brussels.
The first major exhibition to be devoted to Francisco de Zurbarán, one of the most important painters of the Spanish Baroque alongside Velázquez and Murillo, demonstrates how this talented artist helped create a movement which led to a major cultural revival in the visual arts in Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries (29 January - 25 May, Centre for Fine Arts, 23 Rue Ravenstein, +2 507 8200).
Walk the Comic Strip Trail, which takes in the large-format images of Belgium's most famous strip characters, from Tintin and Captain Haddock to Spirou, painted on more than 50 gables and walls around the centre, as well as the best shops to buy comic books, memorabilia and curiosities. A pocket guide costs €5 from VISITBRUSSELS, 2 Rue Royale, or from the Town Hall in the Grand Place.