With a past that goes back to the Middle Ages, Mons is a medium-sized city, with a troubled history in the last century.
Martyred by the two great wars, only after that did it stabilize and evolve, with a strong industrial component.
Today, it is an good commercial and university center in Belgium, the cultural capital of the Walloon Region and it was European capital of culture in 2015.
Highlights in Mons:
All the most interesting things are available around the beautiful Grand place, or in its vicinity, with emphasis on the church of Sainte-Waudru, City Hall and the Belfry.
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