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Manneken Pis

Address: Corner of rue du Chene and rue de l'Etuve, Brussels, Belgium
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Ranked #138 of 216 Attractions 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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Porto, Portugal
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Just walking down a street and saw a lot of people staring at a wall... But when you look again, there it is! The "famous" Manneken Pis. Do have a photo near it so you can see what i'm talking about...

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A famous statue of a little boy peeing. I’d been warned about his size, but he’s incredibly tiny! We were lucky that there weren't too many people out in the cold to see him, so we could walk right up to him without waiting. It would be good to see an information panel somewhere, explaining some history about it.

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Walla Walla, Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

So underwhelming. The statue is tiny and the amount of tourists trying to see it just makes everything almost impossible to see. Glad I saw it, and very glad I don't ever have to go back. Very cheap waffles right near the statue though.

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bedford
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

If you can see this tiny figure through the hordes of tour parties that give 5 secs to look at before moving on good luck.Someone has even managed to take the security camera.Don't waste your time out in the cold visit the two nearby bars Tavern Mannekin Piss and Poechenellekelderl

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Not what you'd expect for one of Belgiums most famous icons. Its a tiny little statue that isn't very clean and doesn't seem to get much care from the local council. Minimal detail at the site as to the history of the little fella.

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Western Massachusetts
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

What a disappointment. A little statue of kid peeing, tucked into a corner in Brussels. Big deal Walk by, take your obligatory photo and get some beers at the restaurant across the street, their selection is outstanding.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Amazed at how small the statue is, always imagined it would be bigger. I guess it is a required photo opportunity if you come to Brussels.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The statue is tiny...it really is. I think the statue is famous because of its historical importance and the tourist guide made it sound as if it was an urban legend. Just another quirk in the city.

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Mississauga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The statue itself is actually quite small, but the legend of the little boy that saved Brussels is definitely larger-than-life. Have no idea why one reviewer says "no one knows of its origin and what inspired it" - it is hard to miss the story on everything from postcards to T-shirts. You may be lucky enough to see him dressed... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, Usa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

It has some historical importance, I guess, but it's really nothing special to see. It's a small statue and a ton of people will be crowded around it. Maybe I just don't get it.

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