The Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

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Visiting the peculiar giant metal molecule is one of the most popular things to do in Brussels.

The Atomium is a landmark building in Brussels, originally constructed for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. It is located on the Heysel Plateau in Laeken, where the exhibition took place. The Atomium symbolizes an iron crystal that has been magnified 165 billion times. It refers to the power of nuclear energy that was peacefully used in 1958.

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St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral, Brussels, Belgium

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The Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula (Cathédrale Saint-Michel et Sainte-Gudule) is one of the most important landmarks in Brussels. It was built in a Gothic style at the beginning of the thirteenth century on the foundations of a Romanesque church established in the eleventh century. The actual cathedral took 300 hundred years to complete. It is perfectly conserved because between 1983 and 1989 it was completely restored.
The church was given cathedral status in 1962 and has since been the co-cathedral of the Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels, together with St. Rumbold’s Cathedral in Mechelen.

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