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Atomium, Brussels

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A bizarrely shaped building, Atomium resembles a giant atom. Originally built for Expo 58, Brussels' World Fair in 1958, the landmark now attracts visitors for its impressive views of the capital from above. Designed in the shape of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times, the building is composed of nine huge stainless-steel spheres measuring 18 m (59 ft) in diameter and connected by steel tubes. Visit the five spheres containing exhibit halls, including one permanent exhibit dedicated to Expo 58. The top sphere offers a panoramic view of Brussels. Learn about the building's history, construction, and renovation on a guided tour. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Atomium and many more Brussels attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Brussels trip itinerary maker.
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  • never been anywhere like this before so i really enjoyed the experience. we found the info about design/construction really interesting. it was a hot day when we visited so up at the top where the vie...  more »
  • A famous landmark, I visited because the travel guides said I should. La Grand Place is much more worthy of your time. Pass by the Atomuim, click a pic and continue on your way.  more »
  • Location is not in the center, so we took the metro system, which seemed to have very little tourists on it that far from the center. Once there, you can obviously see where to go. Seems most people c...  more »
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  • A spectacular building complex with interesting exhibitions. We visited it outside the rush hours so the queues were short and things went smoothly. Everything does cost quite a bit there, though, so it's best not to come here for eating. I warmly recommend visiting Atomium on a day when it's not to crowded. The location is easily accessible with public transportation – we used the metro number 6.
  • Why is this a thing? It was probably cool in the fifties, but like, dude. Such a tourist trap, and not much of a payoff. The whole thing is just a shrine to itself—you're inside of an exhibit that's about the exhibit your inside of. I dunno, lots of people seem to like it, so I guess I'm an outlier. It just seemed pointless, and you can see better views from hills in the city (like where the Music Instrument Museum is, or the park in front of the royal palace).
  • It's one of the photos I have seen since childhood and to finally get the opportunity to visit was not something to pass up. Access via the metro is excellent. The foot traffic is well managed within the labyrinthine interior. The views from the top dome are worth the entry fee alone.
  • Great place stunning views from the top you can see mini Europe below. The queues are long but it worthwhile. Easy to get to from the city viea the metro. It only the top observation level is wheelchair accessible but it free so it well worth it.
  • Awesome place to visit ✌️ If a tourist then there are two ways to visit there from the city. Public transport (train), which reaches straight the Location. Or you can take bike. Parking station is near the location. It's fun riding cycle with your loved ones and friends.