This Unique Park In Brussels Lets You Explore All Of Europe In Just A Couple Of Hours

Belgium is a remarkable nation that's too often an afterthought among travelers, despite its rich history, culture, architecture, and spectacular festivals. Brussels, its capital, is also known as the capital of Europe as it houses the European Parliament. Other impressive landmarks in Brussels include the Grand Place, the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, the Royal Palace, Mont des Arts, Notre Dame du Sablon, and the Atomium. The Atomium is particularly interesting as it is a structure meant to look like an atom. Per the Atomium's website, the structure was built in 1958 for the Brussels World's Fair and restored in 2006. It now receives hundreds of visitors yearly. Next to the Atomium is another unique landmark in Brussels known as Mini Europe.

Mini Europe encompasses miniature replicas of some of the most iconic monuments, landscapes, and cities from all over the European continent, including the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, and the Brandenburg Gate. Not only is Mini Europe a unique park in Brussels that lets you explore all of Europe in just a couple of hours, but it is a great way to explore Europe's culture and history in a fun and entertaining way.

What Mini Europe has to Offer

Mini Europe is a unique open-air park in Brussels with over 350 incredible and detailed monuments and landmarks in the European continent. All of the models at the park were reproduced at a 1/25 scale, so models like the Eiffel Tower and the Tower of Pisa are still as impressive as the originals. According to the Mini Europe site, the Eiffel Tower stands 42 feet (13 meters) tall, and Big Ben stands 13 feet (4 meters) tall. Travelers can also appreciate the attention to detail for each landmark and monument model created, such as the 6,000 figures placed one at a time in the Bull Ring in the Seville exhibition.

Both adults and children will love this unique park. It is the perfect place to explore the European continent in a fun and interactive way in just a couple of hours. The park includes a range of animatic sites too, including the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that blanketed Pompeii and the launching of an attack by legionnaires. The best part about Mini Europe is that it inspires travelers to visit and experience the amazing and real-size architecture throughout Europe. For travelers short on time, it is a great way to explore Europe without having to travel across the continent.

The Spirit of Europe

In 2019, Mini Europe park inaugurated an indoor space named the "Spirit of Europe" so travelers can test their knowledge of the European continent with interactive games and quizzes. According to Thierry Meeus, the CEO of Mini Europe, the purpose of the "Spirit of Europe" is so that "visitors have a better view of our common history and the shared values of the different European countries. They then arrive at the Spirit of Europe, where they discover more about the European Union in a fun and interactive way. Our biggest hope is that Mini-Europe and the Spirit of Europe will bring the civilians closer to the big European project and implicate them even further in the future of our Union."

The Spirit of Europe has an exposition titled "What Europe Does for You" where adults and children discover learned about what the European Union is doing for its citizens. There are movies, the opportunity to play the European anthem, and travelers are even able to leave a message on an electronic post-it. There is no doubt that Mini Europe is a unique park in Brussels. With its interactive displays, engaging activities, and impressive replicas, this park is a perfect destination for anyone looking for an entertaining and educational experience.