Traveling to Brussels is synonymous with business with all of Europe. Brussels is the de facto capital of the European Union. It is in Brussels that the European Commission meets in the Berlaymont building and the European Council in the Justus Lipsius building.
Strasbourg, Brussels and Luxembourg are the three places where the European Parliament and about 75% of the work of the European Parliament takes place in Brussels, despite its official establishment in Strasbourg.
Brussels is less than three hours flight from Faro airport. It is a multilingual European city, however, French is the preferred language. It is a mostly flat city, ideal for walking and has an excellent offer of public transport.
Infrastructures are excellent for new business in Brussels. In this city, with an area of 161km2, more than a thousand meetings are held annually between European Union States, making Brussels the fourth most active conference city in Europe. Great news for anyone who wants to make a business trip to Brussels, knowing also that this has been ranked as the seventh most important financial center in the world.
The Stock Exchange is in the center, near the metro station Beurs / Bourse and Brouckere. One of the points where all the attention in Brussels converges is its medieval square of medieval trait, Grand-Place. A stunning and grandiose beauty with several 17th century buildings.
At the end of the day, take time to relax a bit. Did you know that Brussels is called the beer city? It is estimated that it has more than three thousand varieties of beer. If you wish to taste unique and surprising beers, know that these are served in all restaurants, cafes and bars. But also the chocolate industry is very important to the economy of Brussels. More than 170 thousand tons of chocolate are produced per year and excellent brands of chocolates, of world renown, are manufactured here.
From Brussels you can travel quickly either by plane or by train to other cities in Belgium such as Strasbourg, Ghent, Bruges or to the Netherlands, France, UK, Luxembourg, Sweden or Poland, among other destinations.