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Manneken Pis

Address: Corner of rue du Chene and rue de l'Etuve, Brussels, Belgium
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Ranked #109 of 323 things to do in Brussels
Type: Monuments & statues, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Owner description: Nicknamed "Brussel's Oldest Citizen," this bronze statue of a little...
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Type: Monuments & statues, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I was wondering the street and found this by accident when I saw a a crowd gathered. It's a short walk from the Grand Place so it's not too much trouble to go and have a look. The statue is tiny and I'm not really sure what all the fuss is about but it's one of those sights that you've... More 

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Sheffield, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Every body knows about and goes to see Manneken Pis when in Brussels. Follow the crowds from the Grande Place and it is about 3-5 minutes away. When you get there you will wonder what all the fuss was about. But at least you will have seen it. It reminds me of the mermaid in Copenhagen who is not that... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The stories of the MP intrigues me more than the actual statue. Many replicas around the world are much bigger and hence I was surprised at how tiny it was. The atmosphere of the surroundings feels old world and quaint. The shops around , especially Godiva is just at the corner. Worth a visit to this quaint town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Some people think this is a must, but of course the tradition is that you should have seen it. I does not take long to see it. If you start at Grand Place, you take rue Charles Buls/Karel Bulsstraat to get there. There are several traditions explaining the story behind it, the most famous one being a boy urinating on... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

what you seen is what you got!but it's still worth a visit to see his cute outfits

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El Cerrito, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

OK -- it's a fun little (and I do mean little) statue on a corner a few blocks from the Grand Place, and you can always find it but heading in the general direction and looking for the crowds. If you wait your turn you can get in close. Taking pictures of the crowds standing around is frankly more fun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The manneken pis is iconic of Belgium as a whole. The statue itself is tiny and innocent. You could easily walk past it on the street if it wasn't for all the tourists taking pictures. It's light-hearted and cheeky with no real explanation to the story behind the little boy peeing. If you're in Brussels, it's a must see, it... More 

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Soo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I honestly didn't realize this was in Brussels (my brain didn't put two and two together) until we saw it on literally every touristy restaurant, cafe, and post card. We didn't have too much trouble finding it either as there is always a crowd of people around it taking pictures of the tiny statue. Sometimes it has costumes on, but... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

There is a big hype about this small statue and as long as you realize that it is tiny compared to all of the imitations around town then you won't be disappointed. I think it is worth seeing Brussels mascot, especially if you're right there in town and if you are on a guided tour which will tell you some... More 

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Gloucester, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Not worth the visit - not much to see and fairly tawdry. There are much nicer things to see and do in Brussels

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