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Manneken Pis

Corner of rue du Chene and rue de l'Etuve, Brussels, Belgium
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Ranked #137 of 224 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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Lady Lake, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Manneken pis is translated to "little boy peeing". The story goes that this little boy was lost and all of Brussels turned out to go and find him. When they did find him, they found him peeing. This since, has become a symbol of Brussels and you can see the spot where he was found in a fountain created in... More

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Hertforshire, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Everyone who visits Brussels will go and see the Mannekin Pis, but it's not very exciting and I just don't see the attraction. For a start it's much smaller than you expect, and apart from young children finding it slightly amusing that's about it. I took a friend to see it who hadn't been to Brussels before, his response was... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Unless you know the history behind then it's overrated Size is small, just at the corner of the street. Since we are there there's no point of missing it.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Just a small little pissing statue, I don't see why such big fuss about it. That is all i have to say...

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

The Mannekin Pis - standing behind railings peeing - a cute cherubic figure. Squashed against the railings are many many tourists - all taking photos or posing for photos. It's difficult to get close. The area is full of cafés and the smell of waffles, chocolate and speculoos surround you.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

The 24 inch statue does have its place in Brussels history, folklore and the resident's hearts so for this alone a visit may be worthwhile for some. On its own, however, it can not be considered awe inspiring or a magnificent piece of art. I would have most likely walked past it and have only given it a quick glance... More

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Calne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

unusual little tourist attraction , not far from the grand place well sign posted worth a photo call

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Its not a wonder of the world ofcourse, but its a cute little statue to make you smile. Its at a corner and quite small so the only way I knew I'd reached the right place was because of the crowd around it. Can easily walk there from the station via the market so not a bad addition to the... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I found it very strange that such a small weird statue could so popular. I was left totally underwhelmed.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

So it's a small fountain in the shape of a chubby kid peeing with a cheeky look on his face. It's worth seeing for the novelty factor. And some of the legends and stories surrounding it are quite sweet. But don't expect it to be an event. You won't need long to see it and it's not in a particularly... More

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