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Get Up Close to Tintin at the Belgium Comic Strip Centre

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Rue des Sables 20, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

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Walk into the Comic Strip Centre (Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée) and the first thing you see is a large model of the rocket in Tintin’s Destination Moon adventure. Tintin is definitely the hero of the center along with his companions, Snowy and Captain Haddock but also making an appearance are the likes of Lucky Luke, the Smurfs and a whole host more. There’s a permanent exhibition that takes in how the comic strip developed, an exhibition on Hergé, Tintin’s creator, and a whole section on Peyo with a realistic 3D Smurf village. Temporary exhibitions cover everything about the 9th art. It’s housed in a beautiful Art Nouveau industrial building designed by the Belgian architect Victor Horta in 1906 for a textile tycoon.  Eat in the Horta Brasserie and stock up your bookshelves in the excellent shop.