Brussels is the most-visited city in Belgium because of its close proximity to several Western European countries such as France and Germany. The city is divided into two areas and they are the Lower Town and the Upper Town. Since Brussels is located near the North Sea, it has a nautical climate with frequent rainfalls. The best time to stay in Brussels hotels here is between May to September when there is less rainfall.
The name of the city was derived from “Bruocsella” which means marsh in English since this place was surrounded by marshland. Brussels started out as a settlement for the Gallo-Romeinse during 7th century A.D. but started to progress into a city during the 12th century.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
There are lots of cultural and musical festivals in Brussels but the most prestigious is the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition which is held at the Palais des Beaux Arts and features some of the best new talents and singers in Belgium. There are lots of unique attractions in Brussels and the most famous are the Atomium which was inspired by atoms and the Manneken Pis which is a statue of a little boy peeing. Also attracting many tourists are the Belgian Comic Strip Center and Brussels Gueuze Museum. A trip to Brussels won't be complete without visiting Grote Markt or Grand Place where one can find many historic attractions.
Most of the attractions can be explored by foot but you can also get around the city riding a bicycle. Brussels have a safe and clean metro which makes traveling more pleasant. Book cheap hotels in Brussels via otel.com