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Grand-Place

In the City Center, Brussels 1000, Belgium
00 32 (0)2 279 43 65
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As featured in 3 days in Brussels and 1 other guide
Ranked #1 of 203 attractions in Brussels
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Other
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... more » 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. « less
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This square is breathtakingly beautiful . The buildings are amazing and you can find something new on every side . All humanity is represented when you look at your fellow visitors as well as local people entertaining the crowds . Although it was April when we visited , the weather was kind to us and we drank tasty coffee outside... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Nice and cosy restaurant, beautiful old white stone buildings, the gorgeous townhall, artists exposing their paintings, musicians.. Standing on the Grand-Place de Bruxelles makes you feel "out of the world", a magical moment

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Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This place is great. Beautiful samples of architecture are combined with some nice cafes, where one can relax, starring at golden decorations on guildhalls. Frugal travellers can find a good vieweing point in galleries of Bread house - especially good in case of wet weather. In rain, you should also be careful with cobbestones - they become slippery. It's very... More

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A large courtyard surrounded by City Hall, Guild houses staring down with few centuries history is always awe inspiring. Don't forget to look out for window of the apartment where Victor Hugo stayed and wrote. If you go in August possibly you could see the whole square decked with flowers, though you may be lucky to reach there. Lots of... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

After 20 years, each time I am thethre I am still surprised by its beauty. And it was built only in a few years.

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Freiburg, Deutschland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A must see on any trip to Brussel. Beware of pickpockets, though police presence was high and felt safe in general.

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Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This truly the heart of Brussels and Europe. Close to restaurants and bars. Chocolateshops in abondance ;-)

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This plae is breathtaking. Every building is beautiful in its own unique way. Theres a ridiculous amount of gold decoration. You need to see this place both during the day, and at night, preferrably accompanied by a waffle! It will take your breath away. Just be careful of the cobblestones - no high heels!

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

You won't regret your visit to Brussels' Grand Place. A strong taste of medieval and renaissance architecture laced with folk history, typical shops and nice restaurants and cafes. In front of the superb City Hall you will enjoy a sip at a strong Belgian beer while gazing at the historical monuments. Most of the buildings have been burnt to ashes... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We were strolling around on a walking tour when we came to the Grand-Place. There was a collective gasp from everyone as we rounded the corner. An amazing look back into history.

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