Remnants of early human settlements from the stone age have been found. The Romans occupied the area after the decline of the empire it became part of the Frankish Kingdom. The founding of current of Brussels is considered 979. It has been affiliated through the centuries with many powers starting with the County of Leuven and others like Spain, Austria, Netherlands and France. After the Belgian Revolution of 1830 it became the capital of the new established Kingdom of Belgium.

Brussels was invaded and occupied in both World Wars by Germany. In the later 20th century it became very modernized hosting a worlds fair in 1958. It also became the center of politically policy in Europe as the capital of the European Union and the headquarters for NATO.

Brussels is a bi-lingual community with a Flemish Dutch speaking community and Walloon French speaking one. Visiting Brussels is a cultural delight with architecture, museums, festivals, restaurants and its centre a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Regions of Brussels…

  • Centre
  • Pentagon
  • European Quarter
  • Heysel
  • Business District
  • Woluwe
  • Matongé
  • North-East
  • South
  • West
  • Sonian Forest
  • Molenbeek
  • Schaarbeek
  • Industrial District
Points of Interests in Brussels…

Listed are some of the most interesting places to visit and see in Brussels.
* UNESCO World Heritage Site. You may sort the table below by alpha name, type of site, classification of site, area and district of Brussels

Day Trips from Brussels…
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Brussels Tourism Links…

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Transportation in Brussels…