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The Atomium is an icon of Brussels and Belgium, created in 1958 for the World Fair in Brussels. It was built to symbolize faith in scientific progress and project an optimistic vision for the future, where the energy of the atom would be harnessed for benefit.

Uniquely shaped like an iron crystal unit magnified 165 billion times, the 102 metre tall body-centred-cubic structure has 9 stainless steel clad spheres representing the atoms. The 18 metre diameter spheres host temporary exhibitions and multimedia installations, and the highest one offers spectacular panoramic views over the city. There is also a permanent exhibit on the history of the Atomium in one of the spheres, with small models of some countries’ pavilions as well as archived documents, photographs, souvenirs and videos. Guided tours are available on advance reservation through their website. Audio-guides of the structure are also available, and you can explore the different exhibits in the spheres via the connecting tubes which have escalators in them.

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About Atomium

 Square de l'Atomium, Brussels, Belgium

 +32 2 475 47 75

 http://www.atomium.be

Atomium and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Musées d'Extrême-Orient

Musées d'Extrême-Orient(1.3 km)
Intriguing complex of three buildings in the Laaken area, not far from the Atomium.

Laeken Cemetery

Laeken Cemetery(1.9 km)
The Laeken Cemetery, next to the Church of Our Lady of Laeken, is the final resting place of notable residents of Brussels such as symbolist painter Fernand Khnopff, architect Joseph Poelaert, and dramatist Michel de Ghelderode.

Royal Castle of Laeken

Royal Castle of Laeken(1.6 km)
The Royal Palace of Laeken is the official residence of the King of the Belgians and the royal family.

King Baudouin Stadium

King Baudouin Stadium(0.5 km)

Serres Royales de Laeken

Serres Royales de Laeken(1.4 km)
The huge Royal Greenhouses of Laeken have several rare tree species and are open in spring when flowers are in bloom.

Mini-Europe

Mini-Europe(0.2 km)
Hosts a set of scale models of famous European structures.

Church of Our Lady of Laeken

Church of Our Lady of Laeken(2.1 km)
The Church of Our Lady of Laeken is a 19th century neo-Gothic Roman Catholic church, built in memory of Queen Louise-Marie by king Leopold I.

Domaine Royal

Domaine Royal(1.7 km)
Home to Belgium's royal family.

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