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Atomium, Brussels

Categories: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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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  • one of the most expressive symbols of Europe, the most significant emblem of Brussels and the unquestionable pride of all Belges.Souvenir imperishable of the universal expo of 1958 and expression of the genius of its designer. The man, science and tourism are there together. Admire.
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  • its amazing one , its so far from old city you can take transportation to be there . its good to take some pic for half and hour and go to another thing . 
  • On my second visit to Brussels, I decided to go back to the Atomium. The first thing that surprised me is how brilliant seen from the metro stop. In the 18 years that have passed since my first visit they have rehabilitated the monument and certainly much more lights must-see by the fantastic views that can be seen from the Summit and the beautiful interior design, the most negative aspect is the price. €12 is somewhat excessive for what it offers
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  • From outside, it looks interesting, and very impressive. But that's all: the 11 euro entrance fee is a total waste of money and time, the sets are cheap and look like an industrial building with some outdated lights. The panoramic view is pretty... dull, as well. Take a look at it from outside and spare the disappointment of entering.
  • From the outside is amazing! Is bigger than you think, and it looks like a tremendous engineering project, and the new steel plates make it shine. The inside is interesting, but I think is better or worse depending on the not permanent exhibition (I was lucky enough to experience a good one, "Talk"). The price is a little bit much if you are not a student or child.
  • Since 1958, built as a monument for human technological supremacy, this building has become a symbol for Belgium and its capital. It is a must-see, with a nive view from the top on the city-edge and center, as well as the Koning Boudewijstadion/Stade Roi Baudoin. After sunset, the view alters into a colourful light spectacle which adds value to this monuments unique architecture. It leaves, undoubtably, an unforgettable impression on younger visitors but even "more mature" guests will leave the building with memories of an exclusive panorama. After a few renovations, the Atomium houses a permanent exposition which illustrates the 1958 world-exposition, worth a visit.
  • As a structure it's certainly fairly impressive, if a little incongruous. It's only a few minutes walk from the metro and close to Mini Europe so you can do both in quick succession if you really want to conform to the tourist stereotype. We didn't bother to go inside, a wander around the bottom was enough to satisfy my curiosity. There is a restaurant at the very top, if you eat there then you don't have to pay to ascend to the top. It's popular though, we tried to make a reservation once we were already in town and the whole weekend was already fully booked, so if you want a table then plan ahead!
  • One of Brussel's most recognizable landmarks. It offers a panoramic view of the city and some expositions which are changed regularly. The exposition TALK is mesmerizing, and will run until August 2016.
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