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Address: Corner of rue du Chene and rue de l'Etuve, Brussels, Belgium
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Nicknamed "Brussel's Oldest Citizen," this bronze statue of a little boy...
Nicknamed "Brussel's Oldest Citizen," this bronze statue of a little boy and a fountain was designed by Jerome Duquesnoy in 1619, and has become a familiar (and irreverent) symbol of the city.
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A statue..

...sort of....I mean, sure it's a thing to do cause you're here in blx, but even if you missed it....no biggie...literally

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

...sort of....I mean, sure it's a thing to do cause you're here in blx, but even if you missed it....no biggie...literally

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I really don't know what the big fuss is. I think I must be a bit ignorant or I'm missing a cultural experience here but honestly its a really small statue and not sure why you'd want to see that.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Must see? Probably... Last times it's more like me getting through the crowd. It's nice when he wears one of his costumes!

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It must be cultural, a loss in translation. I am not quite sure what to think. It is puzzling that this is one of the top attractions. There are so many other beautiful and historic buildings. Anyways, if you think about it, a naked little boy...urinating...in public? Would not go out of my way to see it, but since it... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Walked a few blocks beyond Grand Place to see this fountain of a baby peeing. Why? Didn't stay long or take any pictures.

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Chisinau, Moldova
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Not sure what the big deal was but I did go and see it. It is easily accessible from Grand-Place and many of the centrally located hotels.

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The Villages, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This small statue sure draws a crowd. Any time of the day there is a crowd wanting a picture with Mannekin Pis. People bring clothes and dress him. We saw him dressed on day and not another. A don't miss in Brussels

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Actually stumbled upon this "sight" quite by accident and was underwhelmed. I guess there is fun in the tradition of seeing the mannequin but it was a non attraction for me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

When you find it amongs't the Waffle and chocolate shops,you may be lucky and find him dressed.Visit the Manneken Pis Bar opposite and view the posters with all his outfits. The warm atmoshere and the beers are also superb in the Bar so you will not be disappointed.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

As it is considered one of the symbols of the city I have had greater expectations. It was so little and behind the bars that it was hard to take a decent photo.

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