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Europe - Belgium - Brussels
Web: Atomium
Avenue de l'Atomium,1020 Bruxelles, Belgium
50°53'41.7"N 4°20'31.6"E
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The Atomium is one of the best known symbols of Brussels. It was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1958 and, although much criticized during its early years, now it has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city. It was designed by André Waterkeyn and represents the shape of an iron atom. It is 102 meters high and it has 9, 18 meters diameter spheres connected by tubes with stairs inside.
You have to queue in order to go inside this large sculpture. It is worth a visit and seeing it from the outside, but to avoid long waits lots of people prefer to ignore the interior. There is a restaurant in the upper sphere.


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