Provinces of Belgium
This small European country receives thousands of tourists every day who rush to see all the European beauty in one tour. But the provinces of Belgium deserve a separate visit and a thoughtful journey. The program of the tourist route should include not only acquaintance with the main brands of the country, including Belgian lace, chocolate and the sculpture of the most famous boy in the world..
There are many small towns in this country that deserve attention. Each of them has its own face, preserved unique historical monuments, Gothic castles looking upward, old houses resembling delicious gingerbread. At the same time, there is the highest service and quality service in hotels..
This region of Belgium is a kind of Mecca, first of all, for admirers of the works of Jan Brueghel and Rubens. However, other provinces of Flanders welcome their tourists no less warmly..
Many of the attractions are under close scrutiny by UNESCO. The city halls of Leuven and Ghent have more than one century of life. Many tourists find their Venice here - the legendary Bruges. The Flanders coast is also a great place to relax.
Such a definition can be given to Antwerp, where a large number of masterpieces of medieval architecture and art museums, salons and workshops.
Sten Castle is located in the center of the city. During its long life, it changed many owners, was an archaeological museum and a prison. Currently, unique artifacts and rare exhibits related to the marine theme are collected here again..
In Antwerp, you should definitely visit:
- House Museum Rubens, to admire the true Flemish beauties;
- Antwerp Zoo to delight young tourists;
- Middelheim Open Air Museum, where you can see the fruits of the work of contemporary Belgian sculptors.
- The magnificent Cathedral of Antwerp, which houses several paintings by Rubens.
In the expositions of the National Maritime Museum of Antwerp, you can learn about the history of shipbuilding on these lands, famous captains and corsairs, see the remains and models of a variety of ancient and modern ships. This museum is interesting for both adults and children..