Did you know that Belgium is one of the most prolific places in the world in the production of comics? That is the reason for the existence of the comic route in brussels, since one of the largest routes of comic painted facades. It is one of the routes that we always recommend in our end of year trips to Brussels.
Without a doubt, it is a plan to take into account whether you are going on an end-of-year trip to Brussels or even if you are just a day in brussels.
Adventures of Tintin, Lucky Luke, The Smurfs and Quick et Flupke are staged through its streets. Murals of color and joy that make Brussels a place of worship for comics lovers and a must for tourists.
Outdoors: The comic route in Brussels
If you want to know all the corners of this famous route, Salta Conmigo has created a very interesting map so we don't miss the smallest detail. By color you will differentiate the three routes so that you can take a selfie with all the drawings.
We will tell you a little about what you are going to find on this route and its origin.
20 years ago the walls of the Belgian capital began to offer a tribute to the heroes of the national comic. Two decades later, there are now 50 murals that bring color to Brussels through its streets. Whether you are a comic fan or not, it will be impossible to escape the curious views.
The mural dedicated to Tintin is located right next to the very famous Manneken Pis.
It is advisable to intersperse these visits with the other monuments of the city. From the Sablon, passing through the Place Jeu de Bañe trail to the Palace of Justice, all of Brussels hides magical corners. If you want more route recommendations, you can read our post on how tour Brussels in one day.
Although to be honest, there are not one, but three comic routes! One in the center, another in the Sablon/Marolles neighborhood and another on the outskirts in the Laeken area.
We show you some photos as an example:
Other places (under cover) for comic lovers
However, if you are very fond of comics, Brussels is undoubtedly your place. The murals, as you can see, are beautiful and the ideal is to see them on a good day. But taking into account that in Brussels it rains a lot, the city offers more alternatives for comic lovers.
The best known is the Comic Museum. We have already told you about him in our entry about the Brussels museums. Located in the city center, it is open every day (except December 25 and January 1) from 10 in the morning to 6 in the afternoon. It is a must see.
The Comic Museum is a must-see in Brussels for all lovers of the world of comics
The Association of Press Cartoonists TheCartoonist.be, to which several of the most representative Belgian artists of the moment belong, It has galleries in Brussels and Bruges. In them, in addition to exhibiting their works and having books, drawings and other souvenirs for sale, there are very interesting specific exhibitions.
He MOOF (Musseum Of Original Figures) is another point of interest. Except on Mondays, when they close, they are open from 10 in the morning to 6 in the afternoon. What are you going to find there? Better take a look at the following video that will make it clearer to you.
Last, but not least, is the Galerie Champaka. Located at 27, rue Ernest Allard – B-1000 Bruxelles, 27, you will find it open if you go from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday. It's a gallery with exhibitions of modern cartoon artists, very cool! A very dynamic space with many temporary exhibitions that will undoubtedly not leave you indifferent.