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Grand-Place

Brussels, Brussels 1000, Belgium
00 32 (0)2 279 43 65
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Ranked #1 of 206 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Historic Sites, Other, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: Considered one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Europe, the...
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Type: Historic Sites, Other, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

In a city that makes it difficult to remember you're in Europe, the Grand Place does just that. It is a must-do in Brussels.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

It was voted the most beautiful medieval square in Europe, in the center of Brussels. It has many historic building from the 17th Century. Brussels is pretty small so you can walk to anywhere and Grand Place is pretty much in the center. When we visited (early December), there were a light show and music playing in the square at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

This place is definately grand and has a very interesting history too. Would definately recommend a visit for anyone who likes great architecture, it's rake husky nice to be there in the evening when the lights and music come on and illuminates the entire place. Don't leave Brussels without coming here!!!

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McLean, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

And I do travel a lot. Standing at sunset (around 17:00) In the center of Grand Place and watch all these amazing buildings with a classical music sound effect and light show turn into these amazing colors, you think for a moment you are beamed on another planet. Really amazing!!! Can't miss!!! I don't know if they have that everyday,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Was there during the Christmas and it was really nice and festive looking. Christmas markets with lots of shops and lightning were beautiful. There are lots of nice restaurant as well but bit expensive and also you can find snail soup everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

I spent over an hour in Grand-Place staring at the beautiful architecture of the buildings. The square itself is so vibrant and lively!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Magical place during the Christmas Period. A big tree and and really cool show lights&sounds at the evening. Nearest start also a nice walk inside the Christmas Market in the streets

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

We were here during the Christmas markets and light show. There are no words or pictures that can describe it. We have been to many Christmas markets and this one was simply magical.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We visited in December at night and there was a beautiful tree and nativity scene laid out. Each 30 minutes a light & music show played out illuminating the buildings in time with the music. Truly amazing and a definite highlight of our Christmas break. Check out the bars around the square too. The prices are slightly higher because of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

A great place to visit if in Belgium. Great architecture, stop for a waffle, fries, a beer and take in the sites and the shops. Don't need to spend a lot of time but shouldn't be missed. I found myself going back there a few times.

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