A Summer Staycation Exploring the Best Outdoor Spaces In Brussels
Explore the parks and beautiful architecture of Brussels this summer. Discover special offers and a secret rooftop bar at Warwick Brussels.
We’ve collated some of the most beautiful and interesting places to discover when the weather is fine in Brussels. Warwick Brussels is perfectly located just off the renowned Grand Place, a block away from the central station in the historic heart of the city, making getting here a breeze and exploring a pleasure.
Gardens and parks
The formal yet lush Mont des Arts gardens are just minutes from Warwick Brussels, and offer alternative views of iconic Brussels landmarks, perfect for interesting photographs. Take the time to relax and admire the vistas of the Brussels Town Hall spire and Place Royale.
A short walk further along, the Parc de Bruxelles or Warandepark is a beautiful 32 acre central Brussels green space. On your wanderings you may come across ponds, sculptures, fountains and a cast iron bandstand amongst lime, plane, sycamore and beech trees.
The Parc du Cinquantenaire, commissioned in the 19th century for the fiftieth anniversary of Belgian independence, features sweeping lawns, imposing trees, impressive flower gardens and a triumphal arch. However this is not just a setting for a lovely inner city picnic, the park includes a number of museums, Horta’s The Temple of Human Passions and the Great Mosque of Brussels which are worth a visit.
An architectural walking tour
A stroll around the city is one of the best ways to discover the diverse architectural heritage of the city. A great starting point is the Grand Place, one of the loveliest city squares in Europe. Marvel at the 96 metre high tower of the Gothic style Town Hall topped with the patron saint of Brussels- the archangel Michael as well as the numerous statues that adorn the facade.
Hometown-architectural-hero Victor Horta’s influence can be seen in Art Nouveau gems throughout the city. At the top of your list to take a promenade past should be his four UNESCO World Heritage Site listed townhouses in the city which all use revolutionary Horta trademarks like industrial materials and glass, as well as decorative wrought iron and lovely curved lines.
When visiting the birthplace of Tintin, the Smurfs and Astérix & Obélix it seems only right to follow the Brussels Comic Book Route- striking murals of these beloved characters and many others are waiting to be discovered around every corner. Spot these large comic strips, more than 50 within the city centre, which pay homage to the much-loved Belgian graphic art tradition.
A rooftop delight
After a day exploring Brussels on foot, reward yourself with a relaxing aperitivo on a secret rooftop. You won’t have to pause in admiring the beauty of the capital- the Warwick Brussels rooftop terrace is six floors above the city streets and offers sweeping views over the centre and beyond. Enjoy refreshing and innovative cocktails, or a mocktail, glass of Champagne or a traditional beer, along with delightful appetizers while lounging on the chic and comfortable seating.
Enhance your stay in the Belgian capital with the Warwick Brussels Staycation with benefits like room upgrades, breakfast and complimentary parking. Find out more about this offer here and the Warwick Brussels secret summer rooftop terrace here.
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