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Brussels Comic Strip Route. The Best Murals in the City Center

Did you know that the Smurfs (or Schtroumpfs in French) were designed by a Belgian artist? But the Smurfs are not the only example of Belgian creativeness. Belgium and, most particularly, Brussels is the comic capital par excellence. You might have heard of world-known comic series The Adventures of Tintin or Lucky Luke, but there are many others.

If you visit Brussels, you’ll probably by amazed at the great number of comic murals that are scattered around the city. There’s so many that there’s actually an itinerary you can follow, what is know as the Comic Book Route. However, it’s virtually impossible to see them all. That’s why I’ve picked the top murals so you know exactly where to go. Keep reading!

Comic Book Route: Top Murals in Central Brussels

First of all, I’d like to clarify that murals are not limited to Brussels city center. You can also find them in other less well-known neighborhoods, especially in Laeken (Atomium area).

That said, I’m very aware that time is often limited. For this reason, I’ve opted to focus only on those that are located in the heart of Brussels, more easily accessible for visitors. For a comprehensive list of all the murals that make up the Comic Book Route, you can visit this website or buy the brochure « Brussels, the comic strip capital » for just €2.50 at the visit.brussels information desks.

My favorite: Odilon Verjus, which intermingles with the real Palais de Justice. What’s your top pick?

Astérix le Gaulois

Ruta cómic Bruselas Asterix le Gaulois

Address: Rue de la Buanderie 33, 1000 Bruxelles

Benoît Brisefer

Ruta cómic Bruselas benoit brisefer

Address: Rue Haute 119, 1000 Bruxelles

Blondin et Cirage

Ruta cómic Bruselas blondin cirage

Address: Rue des Capucins 15, 1000 Bruxelles

Boule et Bill

Ruta cómic Bruselas boule et bill

Address: Rue du Chevreuil 19, 1000 Bruxelles

Broussaille

Ruta cómic Bruselas broussaille

Address: Rue du Marché au Charbon 39, 1000 Bruxelles

Froud & Stouf

Ruta cómic Bruselas froud et stouf

Address: Boulevard Maurice Lemonnier 32, 1000 Bruxelles

Gaston Lagaffe

Ruta cómic Bruselas gaston lagaffe
Ruta cómic Bruselas gaston lagaffe

Address: Rue de l’Ecuyer 15, 1000 Bruxelles

In My Area

Ruta cómic Bruselas in my area

Address: Rue des Chartreux 39, 1000 Bruxelles

Kinky & Cosy

Ruta cómic Bruselas kinky cosy

Address: Rue des Bogards – Rue de la Gouttière, 1000 Bruxelles

L’élève Ducobu

Ruta cómic Bruselas l'eleve ducobu

Address: Rue des Six Jetons 25, 1000 Bruxelles

Le Jeune Albert

Ruta cómic Bruselas le jeune albert

Address: Rue des Alexiens 49, 1000 Bruxelles

Léonard

Ruta cómic Bruselas leonard

Address: Rue des Capucins 23A, 1000 Bruxelles

Le Scorpion

Ruta cómic Bruselas scorpion

Address: Rue du Treurenberg 14, 1000 Bruxelles

Les Aventures de Blake & Mortimer

Ruta cómic Bruselas Les aventures de blake et mortimer

Address: Rue du Temple 6, 1000 Bruxelles

Les Aventures de Tintin

Ruta cómic Bruselas les aventures de tintin

Address: Rue de l’Etuve 37, 1000 Bruxelles

Les Crocodiles

Ruta cómic Bruselas les crocodiles

Address: Rue du Canon – Rue aux Choux, 1000 Bruxelles

Les Schtroumpfs

Ruta cómic Bruselas Schtroumpfs pitufos

Address: Carrefour de l’Europe 3, Passage Hilton, 1000 Bruxelles (en el techo)

Lucky Luke

Ruta cómic Bruselas lucky luke

Address: Rue de la Buanderie – Rue T’Kint, 1000 Bruxelles

Monsieur Jean

Ruta cómic Bruselas monsieur jean

Address: Rue des Bogards 28, 1000 Bruxelles

Néron

Ruta cómic Bruselas neron

Address: Place Saint-Géry, 1000 Bruxelles

Odilon Verjus

Ruta cómic Bruselas odilon verjus

Address: Rue des Capucins 13, 1000 Bruxelles

Olivier Rameau

Ruta cómic Bruselas olivier rameau

Address: Rue du Chêne 9, 1000 Bruxelles

Passe-moi l’ciel

Ruta cómic Bruselas passe moi le ciel
Ruta cómic Bruselas passe moi le ciel

Address: Rue des Minimes 96, 1000 Bruxelles

Ric Hochet

Ruta cómic Bruselas ric hochet

Address: Rue du Bon Secours 9, 1000 Bruxelles

Spirou

Ruta cómic Bruselas spirou

Address: Rue Notre-Dame de Grâces 3, 1000 Bruxelles

Victor Sackville

Ruta cómic Bruselas victor sackville

Address: Rue du Marché au Charbon 60, 1000 Bruxelles

XIII

Ruta cómic Bruselas XIII

Address: Rue Philippe de Champagne 31, 1000 Bruxelles

Yoko Tsuno

Ruta cómic Bruselas yoko tsuno

Address: Rue Terre-Neuve 25, 1000 Bruxelles

Comic Book Route Map

You can find the exact location of all the murals in the map below. Keep it handy for your trip!

Last but not least, if you’d rather save yourself the trouble of planning your Brussels getaway, you can download my Brussels guidebook. It includes all the things to see, restaurant recommendations and many insider tips from someone who’s lived in the city and knows it inside out (as well as many other things).

2 Day Brussels Itinerary

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