Brussels: Culture and Arts

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Brussels Culture and Arts

The arts and culture scene in Brussels is world-class. Considered the city of the Arts, Brussels is home to some 80 museums, the National Orchestra, Brussels Ballet, Philharmonic Society, Brussels Film Festival and over 30 theatres throughout the city. Favourites include the Royal Museum of Fine Arts (Ancient Art Modern Art); here you will find incomparable masterpieces by Rubens, Breughel and Bosch. Also visit the Horta Museum for a fine example of Art Nouveau architecture, which has helped earn Brussels the title of the capital of Art Nouveau. The Musical Instruments Museum and the Comic Strip Museum are worth a visit, and of course no visitor should leave Brussels without visiting the Grand Place (and Musee de Ville), the most memorable square in Europe.