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  • Address: Rue Wiertz, Brussels, Belgium
  • Hours: Tours available Mon - Thurs at 10am and 3pm only (10am only on Fridays)
  • Admission: Free

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European Union Parliament

Brussels is the administrative heart of the European Union and the Espace Léopold buildings are where parliament meets throughout the year to debate and discuss the future of Europe. The main building of the European Union Parliament complex is the Paul-Henri Spaak building, an impressive glass structure with a distinctive arched roof, it’s been nicknamed "Caprice des Dieux" (whim of the gods) after a similarly shaped French cheese.

The hemicycle is where parliament debates; it seats the 736 Members of the parliament, numerous translators and a gallery for the general public. The semicircular shape is designed to encourage consensus among the political parties. 

There are a number of interesting works of art on public view including May Claerhout’s sculpture Europa, which has become a favorite among tourists.

Practical Info

Work is continuing on a state-of-the-art visitors center, but in the meantime guided multimedia tours are available on weekdays. When parliament is sitting the public are allowed to sit and watch proceedings from the public area.

The closest bus stop is Luxembourg Square and any bus that stops there will drop you at the entrance between the Willy Brandt and József Antall buildings - walk between these buildings to reach the Paul-Henri Spaak building.

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Brussels Super Saver: Brussels Sightseeing Tour and Antwerp Half-Day Trip, Brussels, null
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Brussels Super Saver: Brussels Sightseeing Tour and Antwerp Half-Day Trip

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Brussels Sightseeing Tour Including the European Parliament, Brussels, Day Trips
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Brussels Sightseeing Tour Including the European Parliament

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This Brussels Super Saver combines three popular tours at one discounted price for you to enjoy over two full days! Spend the first day on a half-day city ...  Read more

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Brussels Half-Day City Tour, Brussels, Day Trips
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Brussels Half-Day City Tour

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Choose between a morning or afternoon guided coach tour and get better acquainted with Brussels. See the world-famous market square, glance at the ...  Read more

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Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours

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Day Trip to Brussels from London, London, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Day Trip to Brussels from London

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Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

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Brussels Rail Day Trip from London, London, Rail Tours
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Brussels Rail Day Trip from London

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Private Tour: Brussels City Sightseeing Tour, Brussels, Rail Tours
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Private Tour: Brussels City Sightseeing Tour

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Location: Brussels, Belgium
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