Atomium

Address: Boulevard du Centenaire, Brussels, 1020, Belgium
Telephone: +32 2 475 47 72

- Mid-range

4.5

Brussels's answer to the Eiffel Tower.

Brussels’s defining landmark is a set of silver balls! Built for the 1958 World Expo, the 102 metre-high sculpture — that replicates an iron molecule magnified 165 million times— was never intended to be permanent. However, the structure has become such a familiar fixture on the Brussels skyline, that 27.5 million euros was raised to fund its renovation in 2006. It now includes a new ‘Kids World’, exhibition centre, and — at the very top — a restaurant and panoramic viewing station with interactive screens pointing out the various landmarks on the horizon.

Value for money
4.1
90%

Price advice

Adults 11 euros; children under 6 free, 6—11 6 euros, 12—18 8 euros; combined tickets including Mini Europe are also available.

It costs 4 vouchers from The Must of Brussels booklet (see [node:174676]) to gain free entry.
 

Expert tips

The structure is at its most beautiful when night falls and small white lights spread across the surface of the spheres are switched on, illuminating the sci-fi structure to beautiful effect.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Great views / scenery
  • Design and architecture

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