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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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Wouldnt go out of my way to see

Just another monument. I enjoyed seeing it but wouldn't go out of my way to do so. It is kind of cute

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Our hotel was just down the block from Manneken Pis. We arrived on a Thursday and tour groups all over -- a mob scene. Manneken Pis has about 800 outfits. Glad we saw him dressed on Thursday and undressed on Friday.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you like to spend your time with hundreds of tourists - feel free to visit this small statue. However the region around Manneken Pis is lovely so if you want to see somewhat old city design maybe you can also run past the statue.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Just another monument. I enjoyed seeing it but wouldn't go out of my way to do so. It is kind of cute

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Expected more - if you are in the area it is worth a glance so see how it has been dressed for the day. For example, it may be adorned on Cinco de Mayo by the Mexican embassy with a Sombrero and ponco - who knows?

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a visit. The statue is often dressed in different costumes. We were lucky to see it without a costume. Yes it is over hyped but there are always crowds taking pictures of themselves with the little boy.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great piece of history in Brussels. The crowds that gather each day are amazing to see everyone taking pictures in front of statue. Everyone looking to see the outfit that the little guy is wearing each day !! Also, a lot of great shops around the statue - chocolate of course, waffles and beer stores !!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Manneken Pis is a landmark small bronze sculpture, depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain's basin. Fun to see and take pictures in front of the fountain. Check also out the many choclateries in this area!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

You can't come to Brussels and not visit Mannekin Pis, but prepare yourself for the fact that it is exactly what it sounds like (a statue of a boy peeing). It is tiny, with a little trickle of a fountain, but it is ornate and appears to be important to Belgians. It's only a short walk from Grand Place, so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It's small and people crowd around it, but it's something you just have to see while in Brussels. But don't get your hopes up, it's really not exciting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This little statue is a crowd-puller, attracts every tourist of Brussels. I like the story associated with it. But the place get super crowded and in the age of selfie sticks you might want to visit it late night when there is no crowd.

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Address: Address: Corner of rue du Chene and rue de l'Etuve, Brussels, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels

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