This is a traditional working-class neighborhood, dominated by the gargantuan Palais de Justice (constructed in 1866-1883 and ... More
This is a traditional working-class neighborhood, dominated by the gargantuan Palais de Justice (constructed in 1866-1883 and until recently the largest building in the world). The Marolles now offers a wide selection of dining establishments and antiques shops. Classy restaurants line up next to smoky bars. The neighborhood is famous for its daily flea market on Place du Jeu-de-Balle, the central square, but arrive early (before 6am!) if you want to pick up the genuine bargains.
The Marolles is the part of Brussels that boosts of artists and has a daily flea market where you can browse for old artifacts. The little restaurants in the neighborhood and antique shops make it a 'must do' when visiting Brussels.
If you want to see Brussels as lovely and as chaotic and sometimes dirty as it is, you love antiques, old houses, small streets and want to take pictures beyond Grand Place ... just take a trip down to Les Marolles ... but don't forget a map!
The Palais de Justice covers a surface area of 26,000 square meters and was one of the largest buildings in
Europe at the end of the 19th century. One and a half hour tours are free and require reservation ...
This centrally located, five star hotel was built in 1930 and was well loved by celebrities Brigitte Bardot, Gary Cooper,
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Set in the heart of the European quarter, Sofitel Brussels Europe is a truly elegant Brussels Belgium hotel just a
short walk from the European institutions. Enjoy gracious hospitality within our Brussels hotel accommodations, which sit on the colorful ...