- Amusement Parks, Sightseeing Type
- Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
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In reality, Europe is a very big place, and unless you have years to dedicate, there's no hope of seeing everything. For those with time-sensitive itineraries, there is Mini-Europe. The theme park is north of central Brussels and features scale models of Europe's biggest and best, from the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Seville's renowned bullfighting ring to London's Big Ben and many of Paris' biggest landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower and Sacre-Coeur. In just a day, you can see more than 300 of this continent's best sights. Be sure to bring your kids: many of the park's mini-attractions are interactive, such as Naples' Mount Vesuvius and the Berlin Wall.
Many visitors agree that this is a great place to bring children. Some older travelers recall being impressed with the detail of the smaller structures, but say if you don't have little ones in tow, you can probably find better ways to spend your time in Brussels.
Mini-Europe sits right next to the Atomium and is less than a mile south from the Heysel/Heizel metro stop. The park's hours vary depending on the season; admission starts at about €14.50 EUR for adults and €10.80 EUR for children younger than 12, but you can buy combo tickets to Océade or the Atomium to save some dough. For more information, check out the official website.
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