Located in Luxembourg square and surrounded by institutions, the Parliament is a symbol of Europe and its capital:athrong of business people at the heart of the European District of Brussels.
THE PARLIAMENT IN BRUSSELS
The Parliament is the parliamentary institution which directly represents the citizens of the European Union. Together with the European Commission and the Council of the European Union it exercises legislative power.
The European Parliament is considered to be the first institution of the European Union.
The European Parliament has two meeting places: Strasbourg, the official seat of Parliament, where twelve four-day plenary sessions take place throughoutthe year and the complex of buildings in Brussels. It is the largest one and it is used for committee meetings, political groups and complementary plenary sessions.
THURSDAY IN LUXEMBOURG SQUARE
If you feel like having fun and enjoying a non-touristic atmosphere, you have to go to Luxembourg square. Every Thursday from 17.00h,the square is full of workers from the Institutions, who meet here for beers.
VISITING THE PARLAMENTARIUM
One of the most interesting visits in Brussels is the Parlamentarium. In this new area you will discover the European Parliament with an original perspective:interactive multimedia screens, projections on a 360° screen, a replica of the parliament. The tour is available in 23 different languages and the entry is free. At the end they showhow the Parliament works and its influence in day-to-day life. Members of Parliament can be contacted.
Monday: from 13:00hto 18:00h
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: from 09:00h to 18:00h
Saturday and Sunday: from 10:00h to 18:00h
* Free admission
- Closed: January the 1st,May the 1st, November the 1st and December 24th, 25th and 31st.
AN INTERESTING WALK FROM THE CITY CENTRE TO THE PARLIAMENT
If you have enough time and you feel strong enough, you can have a walk from the centre of Brussels to Luxembourg Square. Departing from the Grand Place towards the Mont des Arts(where the Music Museum and the Fine Arts Museumare located), across the Park of Brussels,and next to the Royal Palace, you will finally reach Luxembourg square. The estimated time is 25 minutes.
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HOW TO REACH THE PARK OF BRUSSELS
- Metro: Lines 1 and 5 to Maelbeck and Schuman (a 10-minutewalk to the Parliament). Lines 2 and 6 to Trône (a 7-minutewalk to the Parliament).
- Bus lines 27 and 38 run from the city centre to Luxembourg square. Lines 12 and 21 run fromBrussels International Airport to Luxembourg square.