Atomium is a 102-metre high structure composed of eight 30-metre diameter stainless steel (previously aluminium) spheres, representing eight iron atoms forming a crystal. Entry is 11 euro and well worth it!
The top sphere gives a magnificent panoramic view of Brussels, albeit from its outskirts. This sphere consists of a tourist floor and a restaurant/bar.
Two more spheres contain an exhibition over the World Expo of 1958 and the construction of the atomium. Lots and lots of memorabilia are displayed. Another sphere contains a temporary exhibition, which is currently the staggering, beautiful light show Out of Control: http://atomium.be/id2014.aspx
Queues can be very long, so get there early!
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