Bohemian, artsy and multicultural, Saint-Gilles has the edge on its neighbors...
The cobbled streets and Art Nouveau houses are a dream. Join in the fiestas thrown by the local Portuguese community, winegrowers and artists. It's just over 2 kilometers south-west of the center, so you can get there in a matter of minutes.
Places to visit nearby: Victor Horta museum is filled with Art Nouveau masterpieces; Parc Pierre Paulus; La Tricoteria for exhibitions and other cultural activities; Saint-Gilles market.
Things to do: find the works of Belgium's answer to Banksy, BONOM; taste Belgian frites at the Friterie de la Barriére; stop off for a Belgian beer at Chez Moeder Lambic.
Transport links: from Gare Du Midi you can get the Metro 2 or 6 or Bruxelles-Midi train station to get to the city center in less than 10 minutes.
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