Building a Capital
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After the Belgian Revolution of 1830 Brussels became the capital of a new state.Set up a guided tour for a group
After the Belgian Revolution of 1830 Brussels became the capital of a new state. Ever since, the people of Brussels faced the pressure of public and private actors attempts to make Brussels a worthy capital. This tour introduces you to the main themes in this ongoing process of aggrandization from the 19th century to the present day. Taking the view of the inhabitants you will learn to put current developments in historical perspective and understand better the forces shaping the urban environment.
Place of departure
In front of Hotel Metropole, place De Brouckère 31, 1000 Brussels