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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 lot of tourists nothing important

Everyone who visits Brussels try to find Manneken Pis. It's near Grand Place so you could see it. It's pretty small and boring. There are nice places to eat gaufres-waffles nearby... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Treviso, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Totally overrated fountain.. So Small statue for one of the main Brussels symbol.... Don't deserve a visit

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Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Everyone who visits Brussels try to find Manneken Pis. It's near Grand Place so you could see it. It's pretty small and boring. There are nice places to eat gaufres-waffles nearby though (like the Waffle Factory).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Found it, it really is small. The high railings are close to the little man making it difficult to see or take a picture. You can push passed the hords of tourists trying to snap a selfie if you want a better look.

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Pune, India
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Manneken Pis statue is one mostly viewed by all tourist due to its historical importance. Manneken dress changed on if there some occasion. Like belgium football team dress in support of belgian football team during FIFA.

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Grayshott, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Rather small in all respects - one quick photograph and on you go. A lovely piece of work but unless other visitors are japanese you may find it difficult to view!

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Vordingborg, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

But disappointingly small, in fact:-) I can not help comparing it with the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen - here complaining tourists fact that it is small, but it is actually called the little mermaid so it should not come as any surprise ... unlike maniken !! The Chocolate / blue figure you see in brussels airport makes you believe that... More 

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San Antonio, Tx
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

While the statue itself is underwhelming..a small carving on the side of building on a corner- the myth and hype around it is fun and entertaining. You will see many facsimiles of the statue in various sizes doing strange things..on the hunt for the real one. My favorite part was the Tavern Mannekin Pis opposite the statue that servers great... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I like that this statue is to symbolise freedom of those that live in Brussels and the myths and legends as to where the statue comes from - the reasons it was made. When we saw him he was dressed up for Carnivale, but he has many more costumes, a lot of them on display at the museum in Grand... More 

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Chobham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Yes the statue is very small, but you can't go to Brussels and not see the little boy on the corner of the street, we were told on the hop on bus commentary that the boy is commemorated because Brussels was under siege by a foreign power. The city had held its ground for some time, so the attackers conceived... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I was actually here back in September of 2009. This is the sort of oddball "must see" attraction that you need to go to, as this statue is sort of the mascot of Brussels. We laughed when we saw it in our guide book listed as something you need to see. They change the outfits every day on it, so... More 

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