The Atomium is one of the famous landmarks of Brussels, instantly recognisable for its striking appearance and its extra-terrestrial aura. The 102 meter structure offers unparalleled views of Brussels as well as fascinating and interactive exhibits in many of its pods. The Atomium opened in 1958 and was recently refurbished to bring the entire attraction in to the 21st century. The entire concept of the building is fascinating and it is well worth a visit if you are in Belgium. If you can help it, try to visit on a sunny or non-misty day as you will be able to see much further!