Passing through the Comic City of Europe made me change my perception on Brussels as a monotonous city that gives off a workaday feel than other Belgian towns being the capital of the European Union. Indeed, Brussels has much more to offer than most people imagine. Apart from its famous chocolates and beers, Brussels is also home to incredible art galleries, quirkier sights such as The Atomium, a unique comic strip route, and remnants of inspiring architecture in the old town quarter.
Brussels’ unique comic strip route, for example, took me along several walls in the city with huge paintings of famous comic book heroes. Each mural is depicting a Belgian comic character within a unique Brussels’ scene. Walking along the comic strip route made me fascinated on how Belgians love comics so much. No wonder why many comic artists throughout history have moved to Brussels to create their work there.