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A taste of Brussels
Brussels, Belgium
You can expect just about anything from a city capable of exporting the best chocolate in the world and home to world-famous Brussel sprouts. The Belgian capital is a city of contrasts that will always leave you with a good taste in your mouth
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In Bilbao there are not residents, there are txikiteros. Txikiteros are names given to those who drink txikitos, small glasses of wine served in the bars.


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Madrid, Spain
One of Madrid's most popular sayings is that there's only one hard to visit the latter, let's begin with the former.
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The Belgian capital offers endless experiences. In the heart of the city is the Latroupe Grand Place, the best lodging to recharge your batteries.

Our boutique hostel is located in a building that is protected because of its historic and artistic value. Inside, we have respected its Belgian essence while complementing it with Mediterranean touches. There are common areas in which to socialize, and bedrooms for all kinds of travellers.

Brussels: the underground capital
Belgian are very friendly and it's likely that someone may invite you to have a beer in a bac Schnick, one of the cities taverns. Belgian beer is delicious and strong, so try not to drink too much! Brussels is home to numerous unique and historic museums. They are range from the classic Bozar to the ultramodern MIMA. Concerts, streets markets, and majestic palaces round out the cultural offerings of a city that has reinvented itself thousands of times. The best way to be informed about what's happening in the city is to stay at Latroupe!
A tour of contemporary art galleries in the Chatelain area
Brussels has become the new Berlin of contemporary art. A museum serves to be the artistic past of the city, but the galleries are where we can take the pulse of the present cultural scen. We've created an itinerary of downtown Brussels showing the best contemporary art galleries so you won't suffer grom Stendhal syndrome. It is a pleasant and amusing way of getting to know one of the most special neighborhoods in the city. Between Chatelain and l'Abbaye de la Cambre, you can enter well-known or surprising galleries and enjoy a journey outside the big museums.
Grand Place
The Grand Place or Grote Markt in Flemish is an outstanding Plaza that you cannot miss while in Brussels. We're talking about the geographic, historic, and commercial centre of Brussels. This lively cobblestoned plaza is one of the most beautiful 17th-century architectural zones in the entire world. We're not the only ones saying that: in 1998 the square joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Writer Víctos Hugo was also one of the Grand Place's most notable admirers. World-renowned for its ornamental richness, it includes the guildhalls, the Town Hall and the King's- House.
The Atomium

The Atomium is to Brussels what Eiffel Tower to Paris. They are monuments created as part of the world's fair. In the beginning, they were both criticized and even hated by lots of the public, bit today they are viewed as icons. The Atomium was designed in 1958 by André Waterkeyn and depicts an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times. The structure is 102 metres high and is formed by nine spheres of 18 meters in diameter that are linked by tubes with mechanical staircases. Some advice: avoid the long lines of people waiting to get inside because the Atomium is much more impressive from the outside than from within.

Patrimony and Nature: when the trip is the destination
We usually catch the train to go somewhere, but sometimes it is better to simply see how a city moves before our very eyes. That is what we propose here. In the centre of Brussels, near the Cinquatenaire Park, is Montgomery station, the start of line 44. The picturesque tram, whose destination is Tervuren, goes through the most impressive landscape (both urban and forest) in the city. The trip begins even before catching the tram, where you can admire the home of Baron Coppens. This bourgeoise neoclassical building from 1907 contains elements of the Art Nouveau that was then beginning to grow in Brussels. All aboard! As soon as you depart, you will be turning your head left and right so much that you'll begin to get a stiff neck. Along with the burgeois mansions called "Maisons et Hôtels de maître", there are a multitude of embassy looks like a strange planet. The Azerbaijan ambassy looks like a strange planet. The Nigerian Embassy is a small French architectural jewel with its mini Jardin des Tileries. Afeter the architectural introduction, you  will enter one of the prettiest forests in the city, the Forêt de Soignes, from wich you'll arrive directly at the Africa Museum. At the Africa Museum, you can learn all about Belgium's colonial period in central Africa and the Congo. Across from the Africa Museum is the lovely Tevuren Park with some gardens à la francaise and others "ever so British!" Pools, fields, and trees are always impressive but in the autumn, they create an specially impressive sight.
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