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Atomium, Brussels

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Contact: +32 2 475 4775
Open Hours: M-Su 10a-6p, ticket office closes at 5:30p
This unique structure is located near famous places of interest such as Brupark, Oceade , Mini-Europe and Brussels' Exhibition Park. Engineer Andre Waterkeyn designed this wonderful building for the 1958 World Exhibition. It is a crystal molecule of an iron atom that has been magnified billions of times. Nine massive iron spheres (representing the nine Belgian provinces) are held together by iron corridors. You can take a lift, once the fastest in the world, to the top for a view of the city. There's also an exhibition of the Atomium in comics from 1958 to the present, and a film on the building's construction.