Walking in Sint-Truiden: The Historic City Center and Rose Garden, Belgium
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Good day dear scene walker.
Today i take you in the city of Sint-Truiden, Belgium.
Filmed at 2 locations in Sint-Truiden, the first part takes us through the city center, while the second part is filmed in a beautiful rose garden.
Before we learn more about the city of Sint-Truiden.
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Sint-Truiden is located in the center of the beautiful Hesbaye region of Belgium.
Hesbaye is Belgium’s fruit-producing region, known for its pears, apples and sweet cherries.
One of the largest cities in the province of Limburg, with over 41,500 inhabitants.
It is the only city in Flanders named after its founder (Saint Trudo), a Christian monk and member of a noble Frankish family.
In the 7th century, Saint Trudo founded the St Trudo’s Abbey in ‘Sarchinium’, a settlement dating back to Roman times.
In 883 the Abbey was attacked and plundered by the Normans.
The abbey can still be visited and can be seen in the video after 10 minutes.
After some “miracles” happened at the tomb of Saint Trudo, the place developed into a place of pilgrimage.
Trade and services also flourished due to the many pilgrims.
Gradually growing in power and in a Golden Age.
The settlement grew into a fortified stronghold and received city rights, it became known as Sint Truiden in the 12th century.
Sint-Truiden grew economically in the 13th century into a center of the cloth industry and mainly exported to Germany, England and France.
Unfortunately, the city’s Golden Age came to an end when Charles the Bold conquered the city in 1467.
However, the St Trudo’s Abbey continued to grow and grew into an impressive complex.
At the end of the 18th century, the abbey came to a sudden and radical end.
French Revolutionary troops seized the goods and building complex.
Sint Truiden was annexed to the First French Republic and shortly afterwards to the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and from 1830 to present-day Belgium.
From the 19th century, the city flourished again thanks to the fruit growing in the region.
Some places of interest include 2 UNESCO sites: the 13th-century Town Hall (Belfort) and an equally old beguinage.
The Grand Place, St Trudo’s Abbey and numerous church buildings.
In total there are 8 castles in Sint-Truiden.
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