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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. See Atomium and all Brussels has to offer by arranging your trip with our Brussels tour itinerary planning tool.
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  • This iconic 65 year-old construction is just remarkable to look at and provides countless photo-ops. However, queues for tickets are endless (it was a 2-hour wait to buy tickets when I visited), so... 
    This iconic 65 year-old construction is just remarkable to look at and provides countless photo-ops. However, queues for tickets are endless (it was a 2-hour wait to buy tickets when I visited), so...  more »
  • It’s a little complicated to get there because it’s not close to the city center. We took a taxi (Bolt) and it was not expensive, also we arrived very quickly. Atomium is an attraction that can not... 
    It’s a little complicated to get there because it’s not close to the city center. We took a taxi (Bolt) and it was not expensive, also we arrived very quickly. Atomium is an attraction that can not...  more »
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  • Awesome building, it's amazing see this art work. Inside also should to be a "must to see" item in your life. I'm impressed about how that was built, who had the idea. If you is a chemistry lover, you must to see that. I strongly recommend. In addition to its heritage value, the Atomium is also a cultural place. Over half of the route is dedicated to exhibitions with themes about Belgium and digital arts.
  • This was an amazing experience. The staff was incredible. The facility is modern, and innovative. The decor is incredibly welcoming. The massages were fantastic. I love that they have salt water pools, since I don't do chlorine, but even the chlorine pools had a pleasant smell and were not overwhelming. The sauna and aromatherapy with Australian eucalyptus was otherworldly. We had another aromatherapy session with honey and salt scrub in another sauna that was delicious, and my hair and skin loved it! The restaurant is amazing!!! The food was great and vegan friendly. The naked area is super chill and freeing!!! Get over there NOW, okay?

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