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Brussels Belgium Brief History

To know the history of the country or city you are going to visit is an important part of your future trip. Besides, you should choose the proper place to stay in order not to break the connection with it. There are some cheap Brussels hotels which will suit your taste; moreover, due to its location near the historic attractions and excellent opportunity to purchase these hotels is the ideal choice for travelers. Excellent accommodation and excellent service will satisfy all your requests on a business trip or vacation.

At Senne riverside, near the hill Kaudenberg surrounded by impassable marshes, in 580 there was a small settlement named Bruksele («Broucsella»). The first mention of it relates to the end of the 7th century; and belongs to the bishop of Cambrai, who has mentioned the existence of "the city of wetlands". In 979 at one of the islands, located on the river Senne, the dukes of Lower Lotharingia built a fortification, which was destined to become the capital of Belgium.

In 1005 the castle and village were surrounded by the walls. Due to strategic location at the intersection of important trade routes Brussels has been rapidly developing as a center of commerce and crafts. In 1229 the history of Brussels received a new development, it won the right to self-government, and in 1356 it was granted by the significant trading privileges. The city flourished during the Dukes of Burgundy, and Philip the Good turned it into a place of his residence. Here is dominated the production of luxury goods, wallpaper craft, worked gold and silversmiths.

During the rule of the Hapsburg city did not lose its importance. In 1695 Brussels was attacked by French King Louis XIV: as a result the heart of city Grand Place and more than 4000 buildings were destroyed. In 1830 Belgian revolution took place in the city after the showing of the opera Auber's La Muette de Portici in the theater of Monet. In 1831 the first king of Belgium Leopold I ascended to the throne. He destroyed the city walls and erected many buildings. During the reign of Leopold II the city has undergone the biggest changes.

The restructuring of Brussels began in the 18th century, and it began to grow rapidly at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, new suburbs and residential areas started to appear. World Exposition in 1958 has again attracted the public attention to Brussels. Nowadays the city is a well-developed capital of Belgium. It meets a lot of tourists and vacationers, who would like to familiarize with this fantastic place every year. Brussels hotels are always happy to see the foreigners and offer the best conditions and additional service. The staff of the hotel will do everything in order to make your rest comfortable and unforgettable.

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