Did you know that you can actually visit the European Parliament in Brussels? Hemicycle is the place where all Members of the European Parliament meet and discuss. European Parliament is the world’s largest transnational parliament and hemicycle is the venue where most important debates are taking place. This also means that many of the historical decisions which shape Europe are being made right in this space.
Update Summer 2020: Please be aware that due to Covid-19 limitations, the visits to the Hemicycle in Brussels might not be possible. Please consult the official website of Visit European Parliament for the latest updates on the opening hours and admission requirements.
In certain periods it is also possible to visit the hemicycle during the plenary sessions. Otherwise, visitors can visit the Hemicycle with a multimedia guide or join a personalised talk. Visits are available for individuals, families and small groups of up to 9 people.
Photographer @a_new_photographer_on_tour published a lovely photo on his Instagram account, and we share it here below:
A visit to the Hemicycle is free of charge. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. This is a great way to learn more about the powers and role of European Parliament and to experience the EU democracy live. Highly recommended!
More info can be found on the Visit European Parliament website.