Brussels and Comic Strip

Brussels and Comic Strip

Those heroes forever blowing bubbles

Brussels, homeland of Tintin and Spirou, the undeniable forerunners of many generations of comic strip heroes. The Smurfs, Lucky Luke and the Daltons, Corentin, Black and Mortimer - to mention only the most famous - have made children of all ages in every country of the world dream, tremble with fear and laugh with mirth. The clear line at the tip of a pencil, Belgian comic strip has given birth to some great names of the 9th art and its future looks bright because there’s nothing like deep roots for encouraging new talent to grow. “Speech balloons” are more or less everywhere in Brussels and especially at the Belgian Comic Strip Center (CBBD), set up in a superb Art Nouveau building. The CBBD regularly puts on themed exhibitions. Don’t miss the comic strip trail, which leads you across the city, gazing upwards, in the company of these likeable characters, immortalised in giant format on nearly 50 city gables. But Brussels celebrates its heroes all over the city in countless bookshops and other little shops packed with pages for poring over, miniatures for collecting, engravings and lithographs...


Afficher Bruxelles et la Bande Dessinée / Brussels Comic Strip trail sur une carte plus grande

Other informations

Wall frescoes

This route presents you with an
abbreviated version of the comic
strip trail. And the POCKET
GUIDE “visitbrussels
sized for discovery”
gives you a tour of it with
commentary. Available at
5.00€ in the information
offi ces from Visitbrussels.
BIP - Rue Royale 2-4 - 1000 Bru or
Town Hall, Grand-Place - 1000 Bru
or Gare du Midi - Exit Horta

Belgian Comic strip
Center (CbbD)
Rue des Sables 20 - 1000 Bru
Tel.: +32 (0)2 219 19 80
press contact: Jean Auquier
Tel.: +32 (0)2 210 04 32

Marc sleen Museum
The permanent exhibition looks
at the life and work of Marc
Sleen, the father of Nero.
Rue des Sables 33-35 - 1000 Bru
press contact: Willem Degraeve

Comic strip bar of
the radisson blu royal Hotel
Which displays, as wall tags,
the drawings and sketches left
there by forty or so great
names of the 9th art.
Rue du Fossé aux Loups 47
1000 Bru

Saint-Hubert Galleries
Upmarket shopping.

La boutique tintin
Rue de la Colline 13 - 1000 Bru
Tel.: +32 (0)2 514 51 52

Museum of Original Figurines
A nice surprise for visitors who
can fi nd fi gurines, collectors’
items, original drawings and
sketches and other comic strip
curiosities here, in addition to a
well-stocked shop.
Galerie Horta
Rue du Marché-aux-Herbes 116
1000 Bru
Tel.: +32 (0)2 265 33 25
press contact: Geert De Weyer
Tel.: +32 (0)486 89 61 01

Comic strip House
Bd. de l’Impératrice 1 - 1000 Bru
Tel.: +32 (0)2 502 94 68
press contact: François Deneyer

Comic strip shops and galleries
Selling new and second-hand
comic books, ex-libris, fi gurines
the die-hard comic fan.
boulevard Anspach, boulevard
Lemonnier, rue du Midi, City 2.

Rue A. Dansaert and
surrounding area
Fashion and design shopping,
trendy terraces.

Marché aux Poissons
and place sainte-Catherine
Excellent fi sh restaurants.

Place du béguinage
A haven of peace and tranquillity
in the heart of the city.

Comics Café
Enjoy an Obelix or Popeye
hamburger surrounded by
original comic strip works and
wander around the comic
strip galleries in the area.
Place du Grand Sablon 8 - 1000 Bru

The mini-maps
Visitbrussels sized for Tintin
(available in EN/FR/NL/DE/ES)
and Visitbrussels sized for comic strips
(available in FR/NL/EN/DE)
complete your information

Here you find other ideas for places to visit or events to do in Brussels, not taking into account the appreciation of other visitors for these places, nor for the area, the profile or the same experience.


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