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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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Its a turistic place in brussels i recomend you go there just because its a must, and in the way there thers lots of shops with cute stuff good chocolate, just next to it thers a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Its a turistic place in brussels i recomend you go there just because its a must, and in the way there thers lots of shops with cute stuff good chocolate, just next to it thers a big wafles shop, and tintin street art grafiti building... The statue it self ots really small and thers nothing special about it...it can get... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Can't see the fuss personally of all the beautiful things in the city to see cant see why this is a focal point - horses for courses and all but don't waste your time would be my opinion.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A Brussels "must", its 2 blocks off the main square, the other "must" of any trip to Brussels. If you're lucky they may have dressed him in one of the inumerable costumes but likely its just Him doing his job of putting out the start of a fire, or so the legend goes. One of the inunmerable tourist shops will... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

As with most sights around the world, (Spanish steps is another example) you have to go see it, nothing fantastic but it's there. Found it on passing and being forced to have a waffle with cream and fruit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I heard this was a great attraction but I did not quite understand the purpose with the hundreds of tourists blocking the write ups... Hoped to have seen one of his famous outfits but all I got was a naked boy peeing hahaha.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Unless you read about it, or visit the history of Belgium museum you won't understand what this Statue is about. Basically there is several legends about it, one of the most famous ones is that a child went missing in Brussels and a citywide search was conducted, and when he was found he was found urinating on the corner of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is just a little statue of a child pissing. There are so many beautiful and interesting things in Brussels to see than this. They do dress him up and make a big deal about it. If you have time and are walking by I do suggest stopping for a look. Be aware that this is prime pickpocket territory.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Soooo it's a statue. These a tube making it look like it's peeing. Attracts a lot of people who seem genuinely excited about it. Look it up on google images and go check out something meaningful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Ever since I told my friends that I will be visiting Brussels, all I heard of was the Mannequin Pis. Even on the net, everytime I was looking for things to do in Brussels, I kept getting in my searches "Mannequin Pis". Well, I guess it is so overrated, that I felt diasppointed when I saw it. Not at all... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

On a busy corner just off Grand Place, the Manneken Pis is worth a walk past, if just to say you've seen it. As for trying to take a photo? The corner will be swamped with tourists who will undoubtedly crash your own photos - buy a postcard, they are in every shop in Brussels and it's much easier. Worth... More 

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

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