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[{"address":"St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":50.847966719504484,"longitude":4.360009999999974},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Gothic Grandeur: St. Michael's Cathedral**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F1.jpg?alt=media&token=6016287b-8e6d-4154-ba48-4d4a96ed783b"},{"type":"text","content":"As we stand in the shadow of the magnificent St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels, I bet you didn't know that this stunning cathedral is not only a place of worship but also a place of celebration and commemoration. As a local guide, I have personally witnessed the annual Belgian National Day celebrations held here, complete with cannon fire and traditional music that will make your heart swell with pride.\n\nBut let's take a moment to appreciate the history and stunning architecture of this cathedral. As the great Victor Hugo once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"The cathedral itself is a sort of human creation, mighty and serene, a living thing that still stands and speaks\".**"},{"type":"text","content":"And speak it does, with its Neo-Gothic style and towering spires that soar to dizzying heights, this cathedral is a sight to behold."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F11.jpg?alt=media&token=b6253243-47b0-4219-8c7d-0cd59c695329"},{"type":"text","content":"But what really sets this cathedral apart is the hidden gem found within. If you take the time to explore the dark corners and hidden alcoves, you will find the breathtakingly beautiful stained-glass windows that depict the life of Christ in stunning detail.\n\nTake your time to soak in the atmosphere and let the history and culture of this magnificent cathedral wash over you.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F111.jpg?alt=media&token=6ea916ab-dbdf-4cb2-996b-ccbc02b883f4"},{"type":"text","content":"When you're ready, we can move on to our next stop on this unforgettable tour of the hidden gems and highlights of Brussels."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nFriday 7:30 am–6 pm\nSaturday 7:30 am–3:30 pm\nSunday 2–6 pm\nMonday 7:30 am–6 pm\nTuesday 7:30 am–6 pm\nWednesday 7:30 am–6 pm\nThursday\n(Ascension Day)\n7:30 am–6 pm\nHours might differ\n\nEntry is free\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website","content":"https://www.cathedralisbruxellensis.be/"}]},{"address":"GardeRobe MannekenPis","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":50.84416736950184,"longitude":4.351047149999991},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Fashionable Hideaway: GardeRobe MannekenPis**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F2.jpg?alt=media&token=54e2ebf3-929b-4b0d-91b9-b0fc212f55d9"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to GardeRobe MannekenPis, one of the most interesting stops on our tour. Did you know that this unique museum is dedicated entirely to fashion for the famous MannekenPis statue? I bet you didn't know that! As a fashionista myself, I find this stop fascinating.\n\nAs a famous person once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**“Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It's not about brands. It's about something else that comes from within you.”**"},{"type":"text","content":"At GardeRobe MannekenPis, you get to experience exactly that. Witness the amazing craftsmanship, attention to detail and creativity that goes into every costume that MannekenPis wears."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F22.jpg?alt=media&token=07de30a6-37d3-4025-b1fa-032eb4a04a71"},{"type":"text","content":"I love learning about the cultural significance of clothes and how it represents a society. Did you know that MannekenPis has been wearing clothes since the 17th century? Imagine how many historical events and cultures MannekenPis has been dressed to represent!\n\nTake your time exploring the exhibits on display and have fun trying to guess which costume was the most popular one, or which one was worn the longest. I promise you won't find this information online!\n\nBefore you move on to the next stop, I highly recommend picking up a souvenir from the gift shop, or trying on a replica of MannekenPis' costumes. After all, what's the fun in just looking at clothes?\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F222.jpg?alt=media&token=8f8966fe-a55d-47e7-9f94-806178ec5476"},{"type":"text","content":"Now, let’s continue on our adventure to discover the unique gems and highlights of Brussels!"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nFriday 10 am–5 pm\nSaturday 10 am–5 pm\nSunday 10 am–5 pm\nMonday Closed\nTuesday 10 am–5 pm\nWednesday 10 am–5 pm\nThursday\n(Ascension Day)\n10 am–5 pm\nHours might differ\n\nFree Entry\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website ","content":"https://www.mannekenpis.brussels/fr/"}]},{"address":"Everard 'T Serclaes","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":50.846360319503354,"longitude":4.352356199999989},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Monumental Tribute: Everard 'T Serclaes**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F333.jpg?alt=media&token=80595cd2-7489-445e-80a9-33aac17b8a9a"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to one of the most iconic stops on your walking tour of Brussels! In front of us, stands the statue of Everard 't Serclaes, a historical figure who played a significant role in the political landscape of Brussels.\n\nDid you know that locals believe rubbing the statue's arm could bring good luck? Many come here to rub it for good fortune in their personal and business lives. As [famous person] once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**'If you want to make your own luck, you gotta believe in yourself and do your own thing.'**"},{"type":"text","content":"So go ahead, give it a try, and let's see if it works!"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F3.jpg?alt=media&token=fa8d4978-0413-4d29-b946-458a0f9523ec"},{"type":"text","content":"Now, let me tell you a story about this statue. Everard 't Serclaes was a hero in Brussels. He was a wealthy merchant and a brave knight who fought against a tyrannical government. Unfortunately, he fell victim to assassination by the government that he fought against. The people of Brussels then immortalized him by building this statue to pay their homage and respect to the brave knight.\n\nDo you know what makes this stop unique? Well, apart from its historical significance, the statue of Everard 't Serclaes is one of the few remaining examples of the stunning Brabant Gothic style. The level of artistic detail and craftsmanship is second to none, and it's amazing to see how well-preserved it is.\n\nBefore we move on to our next stop, allow me to share an insider secret with you. If you walk towards the nearby ‘the Fish Market,’ you will find some hidden gems like the gorgeous Art Nouveau building and small coffee shops. Take a stroll and indulge yourself in the best Belgian waffles and chocolates this city has to offer.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F33.jpg?alt=media&token=773b483d-baee-4ec9-b006-dd35dabdbb15"},{"type":"text","content":"I hope you enjoyed learning about this iconic statue and the history behind it. Let's head on to our next stop of the day! Don't forget to rub the statue's arm for good luck!"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nFriday Open 24 hours\nSaturday Open 24 hours\nSunday Open 24 hours\nMonday Open 24 hours\nTuesday Open 24 hours\nWednesday Open 24 hours\nThursday\n(Ascension Day)\nOpen 24 hours\nHours might differ\n\nFree Entry\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everard_t'Serclaes"}]},{"address":"Klokkenspel van de Kunstberg","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":50.84475576950227,"longitude":4.35688869999999},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Melodic Marvel: Kunstberg Carillon**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F4.jpg?alt=media&token=a65401d2-630c-4cf4-bedf-d581fa280779"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the Klokkenspel van de Kunstberg, a true hidden gem of Brussels. Did you know that this unique clock tower was built in 1965 as a symbol of peace and unity between the Flemish and Walloon communities of Brussels?\n\nAs the famous Belgian author, Hugo Claus once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"The small country of Belgium has its small wonders too, and one of them is certainly its folklore.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And this clock tower is definitely a part of that folklore."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F44.jpg?alt=media&token=a19b1e3d-d43a-4c5d-950c-687e19d4831e"},{"type":"text","content":"Throughout the day, it chimes to the sound of traditional Belgian folk songs. Take a moment to look around and appreciate the stunning view of the city, but make sure to keep an eye on the time. In just a few minutes, the bells will start to chime, and I promise you won't want to miss it.\n\nAs a tour guide, I love to share personal anecdotes with my visitors, and one of my favorites is when I first visited this clock tower and stumbled upon a hidden gem. As I was exploring the area, I discovered a small market that was selling the most delicious chocolate I have ever tasted. You don't want to miss it!\n\nIf you're feeling adventurous, take a stroll through the nearby Kunstberg park and discover its hidden fountain, or try some authentic Belgian waffles at the nearby café while enjoying the view.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F444.jpg?alt=media&token=d5067d0a-7c18-4e5e-b743-c97ad63fc42d"},{"type":"text","content":"When you're ready, let's move on to our next stop, but don't forget to take one last look at the clock tower before you go. It truly is a magical sight."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nFriday Open 24 hours\nSaturday Open 24 hours\nSunday Open 24 hours\nMonday Open 24 hours\nTuesday Open 24 hours\nWednesday Open 24 hours\nThursday\n(Ascension Day)\nOpen 24 hours\nHours might differ"},{"type":"link","title":"Location","content":"https://goo.gl/maps/mDGNnUsMpNRbp8Rd6"}]},{"address":"Musical Instruments Museum","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":50.84280896950091,"longitude":4.35888744999998},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Harmonious Heritage: Musical Instruments Museum**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F5.jpg?alt=media&token=016a3b93-97c0-44df-a6e5-fafb02d91356"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the Musical Instruments Museum, a hidden gem in the heart of Brussels. As you enter this magnificent building, you'll be transported into a world of sound, history and culture. Did you know that this museum is one of the largest musical instrument collections in the world? It houses more than 8,000 musical instruments from all over the globe.\n\nMusical instruments have a unique way of expressing the human experience. As famous musician Yo-Yo Ma once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Music is the language of humanity.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"Each instrument represents a different culture, tradition and time period. From the African drums to the European pianos, every instrument has its own unique story to tell."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F55.jpg?alt=media&token=7a3defed-69de-4281-834c-1c3e4dec6c62"},{"type":"text","content":"As we explore this museum, take a moment to listen to the sounds around you. Immerse yourself in the beauty of music, and discover how different cultures have used instruments to express themselves throughout history. I personally love playing the guitar and listening to the music of different cultures, it's always fascinating to see how music connects us all.\n\nBefore you leave, don't forget to check out the auditorium, where you can enjoy live music performances. This museum is a must-see for all music lovers, and I guarantee you'll leave feeling inspired.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F555.jpg?alt=media&token=12084b00-31bf-4499-8fa1-ff89ee1f3b7a"},{"type":"text","content":"If you're ready to move on, we'll head to our next stop, but take your time and enjoy the rest of the museum if you wish. Music has a way of bringing people together, and this stop will be one you'll remember for a long time to come."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\nFriday 9:30 am–5 pm\nSaturday 10 am–5 pm\nSunday 10 am–5 pm\nMonday Closed\nTuesday 9:30 am–5 pm\nWednesday 9:30 am–5 pm\nThursday\n(Ascension Day)\n9:30 am–5 pm\nHours might differ\n\nEntry Fee:\n€ 15 p.p.\nAdults (19-64 years)\n\n€ 13 p.p.\n65+, adults (19-64 years) in group (min. 15 persons)\n\n€ 8 p.p.\nFull-time students\nUnemployed, MIM Friends, MRAH Friends, Per Musea\nMembers of the press (with Press card)\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"Official website","content":"https://www.mim.be/en"}]},{"address":"Het Zinneke","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":50.84880071950506,"longitude":4.345684000000007},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Vibrant Cultural Spirit: Het Zinneke**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F6.jpg?alt=media&token=9364a22d-e81f-4a8a-a61a-aec3a3fb8557"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome, adventurers! Have you ever wondered what the spirit of a city looks like? Come take a look at \"Het Zinneke\" with me! This stop is a unique landmark that is often overlooked by many visitors. But as the locals say, 'there's more than meets the eye' and that is certainly true here. As we stand right in front of Het Zinneke, also known as the \"zinner dog\", take a good look at the statue and see if you can figure out why it is so special.\n\nDid you know that this statue represents the free spirit of Brussels? As a guide, I have seen many visitors snap a photo with the statue and leave without truly understanding its importance. But here, I am going to take a unique approach and show you what this statue truly stands for. As a relic of the dog market that once stood in this area, Het Zinneke represents the fusion of cultures and diversity that makes Brussels so unique. It's a symbol that embodies the city's multicultural identity and fighting spirit.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F66.jpg?alt=media&token=586e0578-0d30-4663-b558-0368dbd5c423"},{"type":"text","content":"Surrounding Het Zinneke, you will find vibrant streets lined with murals and fountains that tell centuries-old stories. The artwork and sculptures around this area will definitely catch your eye, but it's the hidden stories and secrets behind them that will truly astound you. Personally, I love stargazing and the story behind the stars carved into the pavement here is just breathtaking!\n\nBefore you move on, I want you to take a moment and appreciate the eclectic atmosphere of this stop. Take a close look at its intricate design and feel the energy that has brought this city to life time and time again. As you move on to your next destination, don't forget to take a piece of Brussels and its hidden gems with you.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F666.jpg?alt=media&token=15b5659c-c680-4aff-b368-af09fb24e288"},{"type":"text","content":"If you have any questions or want to hear more tidbits about Het Zinneke, don't hesitate to ask me. I'm always down for a good chat and I'm sure we can make this experience even more memorable together."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours:\n\nFriday Open 24 hours\nSaturday Open 24 hours\nSunday Open 24 hours\nMonday Open 24 hours\nTuesday Open 24 hours\nWednesday Open 24 hours\nThursday\n(Ascension Day)\nOpen 24 hours\nHours might differ\n\n"},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Het_Zinneke"}]},{"address":"Impasse Saint-Nicolas","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":50.848363419504764,"longitude":4.352388199999999},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Hidden Gem: Impasse Saint-Nicolas**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F7.jpg?alt=media&token=034545a7-3ded-41e1-b2d3-664dfa3f1457"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Impasse Saint-Nicolas! Can you believe that you're standing on a street that dates back to the Middle Ages? I bet you didn't know that one! As we gaze down this tiny cobblestone street, imagine the hustle and bustle of the past when monks and medieval tradesmen roamed these parts.\n\nAs a famous Belgian author once wrote,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Every building here has a history, every street is a story.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"So let's take a closer look and discover the story of Impasse Saint-Nicolas."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F77.jpg?alt=media&token=92ec365b-5595-4395-8ee8-53ff742ed655"},{"type":"text","content":"Back in the 14th century, this street was a busy marketplace, bustling with traders and shopkeepers. As you look around, notice the charming timber-framed houses that have stood the test of time. Each of these quaint houses has a personality of its own, like a child's toy in a dollhouse.\n\nFun fact: Did you know that this street is one of the few streets in Brussels that has maintained its original architecture?\n\nAs we stroll along this cozy little street, let's take a moment to appreciate the little details that make this place so special. From the intricate iron railings to the colorful flower pots, Impasse Saint-Nicolas is a feast for the eyes.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F777.jpg?alt=media&token=a24e5c37-2987-437d-8c6c-f1abfdbcc87e"},{"type":"text","content":"So take your time and soak it all in, friends. You won't find a spot like this anywhere else in the world. Once you're ready, we'll move on to our next stop on our tour of Brussels, full of hidden gems and unforgettable highlights."},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impasse_Saint-Nicolas"}]},{"address":"Manneken Pis","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":50.84496981950241,"longitude":4.349946749999991},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Peeing Statue Charms Brussels!**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F640px-Manneken_Pis%2C_Brussels_(DSCF4467).jpg?alt=media&token=b6341b09-cf1b-4dde-86c7-e2dc891e8b57"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to Manneken Pis, one of Brussels' most famous and quirky landmarks. Can you believe that this little statue has been in place since the early 1600s? It may be small, but it has certainly made a big impression on visitors from around the world.\n\nAs the saying goes,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"Good things come in small packages\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"and this is definitely true for Manneken Pis. This little statue has captured the hearts of many and has become a symbol of Brussels. Have you ever seen anything quite like it before?"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2FBruxelles_-_Manneken_Pis_(48203267896).jpg?alt=media&token=f5bf3e90-6b4c-4c57-a4b8-5a00832f48aa"},{"type":"text","content":"As a local guide, I have always been fascinated by the story behind this charming statue. Legend has it that a little boy saved Brussels from a devastating fire by extinguishing the flames with a tiny stream of his own urine. As a thank you, the city commissioned this statue in his honor. Now, Manneken Pis stands tall and proud, reminding us of the heroism and bravery of Brussels' citizens.\n\nSo take a moment to admire this unique landmark, and if you're feeling brave, why not snap a photo with the little guy? Don't forget to explore the surrounding area too, there are plenty of charming streets and hidden gems to discover!\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2FMANNEKEN_PIS-BRUSSELS-Dr._Murali_Mohan_Gurram_(4).jpg?alt=media&token=4d2f9eb0-3a7e-450e-b7d2-0a878733bd22"},{"type":"text","content":"When you're ready, let's move on to our next stop on this enchanting tour of Brussels."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening HOurs:\n10am to 5pm from Tuesday to Sunday\nFree entry"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website","content":"https://www.brussels.be/manneken-pis"}]},{"address":"Grand Place","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":50.84671881950359,"longitude":4.352006250000011},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Grand Place,Brussels, Belgium**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F338271643_1332790913952767_1839651922287846026_n.jpg?alt=media&token=e151646f-2917-4faa-bed5-7054bc3769d1"},{"type":"text","content":"Welcome to the Grand Place! Can you guess what makes this beautiful square so unique compared to other landmarks in Brussels?\n\nLet me tell you a surprising fact. Did you know that the Grand Place was once a marketplace for trading textiles and other goods? It wasn't until the 15th century that the square was transformed into the stunning architectural masterpiece that we see today.\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F348638583_196092726659322_7767599451053202243_n.jpg?alt=media&token=c275444f-a820-40a1-a631-3375b9b6ef0b"},{"type":"text","content":"As the famous Belgian writer, Georges Rodenbach once said,"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"The Grand Place is like a dream.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And I couldn't agree more. The intricate Baroque and Gothic architecture of the buildings that encircle the square is truly breathtaking.\n\nIn front of us, you will see the iconic Guildhalls that symbolize the power and wealth of the guilds that controlled trade in Brussels during medieval times. Each of these buildings has its own unique style that reflects the particular trade of the guild that it represents.\n\nAs you walk around the square, take a moment to absorb the cultural significance of this historical landmark. Imagine the hustle and bustle of traders and craftsmen that would have filled this space over 600 years ago.\n\nAnd if you're a fan of Belgian culture, make sure to try the famous Belgian fries served with a side of mayonnaise. It's one of my personal favorites!\n\n"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F348735954_1704348266687027_4689320709631003300_n.jpg?alt=media&token=97e8ec96-dd84-4a6b-b45a-f3c025ed217d"},{"type":"text","content":"Take your time and explore this hidden gem. There's always a discount going on in one of the nearby shops so make sure to keep an eye out for those! And when you're ready to move on, let's continue on our journey to discover the enchanting city of Brussels together."},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours :\nThe Palace opens from Tuesday until Sunday at 10:30 am and closes at 5 pm. On Monday the Palace is closed."},{"type":"link","title":"About","content":"https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/857/"}]},{"address":"Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1161718275106547,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":50.84797015717378,"longitude":4.354445849999986},"media":[{"type":"text","content":"# **Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert,Brussels, Belgium**"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F327928651_584051083702373_5317363118325384439_n.jpg?alt=media&token=30fbf814-88fa-45ea-be27-817ca6889866"},{"type":"text","content":"Hey there, fellow travelers! Are you ready for another adventure? Welcome to the Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert, one of the stops in our walking tour of Brussels. Did you know that this gallery is one of the oldest shopping arcades in Europe? That's right - it's been around since 1847!\n\nAs someone once said,\n\n"},{"type":"text","content":"**\"window-shopping is more than just a pastime in the Royal Saint-Hubert galleries, it’s practically a religion.\"**"},{"type":"text","content":"And I couldn't agree more. Just take a look around - the high glass ceilings, intricate decorations, and designer shops are simply breathtaking."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F341154156_1398877880876431_6495950052043865508_n.jpg?alt=media&token=0283dcdd-2fea-4174-be6f-e69eb673e468"},{"type":"text","content":"Now, let me tell you a little secret - this stop is one of my personal favorites. Why? Because not only is it a beautiful shopping mall, but it's also a hub of Belgian culture. It's a place where locals come to appreciate art, meet up with friends, and indulge in some of the best chocolate shops in the city. So, I challenge you to immerse yourself in the local culture and try some Belgian chocolate while you're here. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you."},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYuvrZZKjJF1sOIrN9O8B%2F340992228_235934942274237_8457022220120815660_n.jpg?alt=media&token=df025805-4bea-4bfb-a18a-7d4ac79c55a9"},{"type":"text","content":"Take your time to explore this stunning gallery, maybe even snap some photos to remember the moment. And when you're ready to move on, head to the next stop on the tour. Happy exploring!"},{"type":"text","content":"Opening Hours :\nTuesday Open 24 hours\nWednesday Open 24 hours\nThursday Open 24 hours\nFriday Open 24 hours\nSaturday Open 24 hours\nSunday Open 24 hours\nMonday Open 24 hours"},{"type":"link","title":"Official Website","content":"https://www.grsh.be/"}]}]
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