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Address: Brussels, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: 00 32 (0)2 279 43 65
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: Considered one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Europe, the...
Considered one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Europe, the ornate Grand Place is the center of Brussels, where many historic buildings dating from the 17th century are located.
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The most beautiful place in Brussels

when you need to feed on vacation in a foreign country, go to this place always full of tourists. It gives a special atmosphere. Having around you, people speaking all languages... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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The Brussels Card|Includes entry to over 30 museums & more
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

when you need to feed on vacation in a foreign country, go to this place always full of tourists. It gives a special atmosphere. Having around you, people speaking all languages. The place is very special to me as my parents worked in the area. It was the place where i used to play, visit, shop, eat.... I love it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking. Unbelievably lovely. Visit the Hotel de Ville. Enjoy a drink to take in the views. Loved the bling of it. Nothing to dislike

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Must see center of Brussels. A lot of great little cafés surround the square and just off of it. Hard Rock is also here if you're tired of mussels. Absolutely beautiful photo spot at night.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

...but not much more. The architecture of the city hall is impressive and the illumination at night very well done. Certainly worth a visit when you are in Brussels, but I wouldn't specifically come in for it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The town hall is outstanding. The Brussels City Museum is nice to look at. The Guild buildings are currently being restored and behind shrouds. Worth a visit but do not spend too much time here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A trip to Brussels would not be complete without a stop at the Grand Palace, especially during nightfall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Wish I brought a wide angle lens. Couldn't capture the whole monster in one shot. Being my first time out of USA, it's cool to see how "old" Belgium feels. This building was built with such intricacy. You can tell by the details. You have to visit here and it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site! Photos at HikeExplorePhotograph and @hike_explore_photograph

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere here. Surrounded by variety of lovely buildings and plenty of eateries. Sunday morning has flower stalls and lots of families enjoying the weekend sunshine

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The buildings at Grand-Place were beautiful! My favorite was the Museum of the City of Brussels. It had beautiful gothic architecture. There were also many restaurants in the area as well.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is a historic Square set in the middle of cutural europe - but it has been turned into a Tivoli of street-artist, horsecarts, beggars, musicians and all other undesired entertainment. SERIOUSLY expensive restaurant (bottle of beer: €10!!). GO here for the picturesque buildings and get out of central Brusseles quickly - there is much more on offer in the... More 

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