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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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  • Built for the world exhibition of 1958 and instead of after years to break down is this view of the iron atom. Salient detail: the bulbs are made of aluminum
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  • The view from the top is great. The rest of the exhibition is lousy, except for the lightshows. If you ever go to Brussels and have the time, go and see the observation deck at the top. I wouldn't say...  more »
  • You can see this magnificent monument from far away, as it's possible in the courthouse of the or. When you get there there is this big amazing structure. Low price for you can visit inside. In the level high it is possible see almost all of Brussels, and there is also the description and history of this monument.
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  • The view from the top is beautiful, especially in fall. You can see the whole city of Brussels from up there. The exhibition inside (construction history) is alright. They provide information on the architects and design which is nice, but other than that there's not much to view. The escalator to the light installation was our favorite part. Feels pretty space-like 🚀👽
  • My wife and I travelled by train from the Central Train Station to Heizel which was easy, fast, cheap and convenient at both ends. The Atomium is a fascinating structure and interesting inside with excellent views. Some other interesting expeditions within the spheres. Lovely surroundings and nice places to walk.
  • We were on a short trip to Bruxelles and for sure visited the Atomium. It is definitely worth a visit. The time we visited it , there was a psychedelic art expo and it was awesome. Also the nostalgic articles give a smooth edge to the visit. Definitely worth the money
  • Queueing, more queueing and... We queued to get in (despite having booked our tickets online), managed to do half of the Atomium (the lower half) but then had to give up... taking the elevator all the way up would have meant having to queue for at least 30 minutes - if not more. After which you have to queue again to come down. If you really want to enjoy the views it might be worth splashing out on the restaurant instead to be honest...
  • It was one of my favorite places in Brussels. I was so interested in the design of Atomium. I climbed up to the top and walked inside this building. It was so beautiful. Something I liked the most was the light inside along the escalators. I would recommend you to go inside if you go there, even if the price is a bit expensive.