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Grand-Place

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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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One of the best squares with old buildings, bars, restaurants and chocolate shops. Been here many times still awe struck with its magnificent buildings. Bit disappointed this time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Warlingham, United Kingdom
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Warlingham, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

One of the best squares with old buildings, bars, restaurants and chocolate shops. Been here many times still awe struck with its magnificent buildings. Bit disappointed this time as the dreaded Starbucks have opened up, hopefully on my next visit the nightmare of the Simpsons episode where the whole shopping mall becomes nothing but Starbucks stores will not have happened!

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Leuven, Belgium
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The center of Brussels. A large market square all surrounded by old decorative buildings. Also city hall is here. A lot of bars and brasseries/restaurants are here but be aware that you pay extra because you are at the most touristic spot in Brussels.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It's Nice big square in the middle of the old town area I think, you can't miss it some small cafes and shops about too how much of a review can I do on a town square.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It is the historical center/square of Brussels. Beautiful facades of buildings dated back to 16th-17th century. A must during a visit in Brussels. As I live here, I have seen this square changing look, either to become a concert place, or dressed with its famous "flower carpet" (every 2 years for 3 days around 15 August), or covered with sand... More 

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Beersel-Dworp
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

How can one come to Brussels and not visit the Grand Place. It's unthinkable. The most prestigeous filmset can't compete with these authentic old stones. The marvelous facades are a joy for the eyes and on a warm sunday evening one can drink a good Belgian beer on one of the terraces.

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Stockholm
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is perhaps THE city square in Europe. Right in the middle of Brussels, you will find this a marvellous place. Admire the city town hall and the Broodhuis or Maison du roi, where the museum of the city is located. There are several bars and coffees, so you should spend at least one hour here. It is interesting in... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We were staying at Meininger hotel and it was only a 15-minute walk to Grand Place. Grand Place is like the heart of Brussels throbbing with energy and all possible touristy vibes. When you walk into the square, it a huge open space with a beautiful architecture on all 4 sides. Flanked by lace shops, tea rooms, pubs, chocolate shops,... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This place is so pretty , even is really small you can spend hours looking at it , taking pictures, drinking a coffee, visiting the museums, you´ll love it!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Saw the Light show here at Christmas......Truly awesome!!! This has to be one of the most beautiful places to visit in Europe, Stand in the centre of the Square and enjoy these stunning buildings.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

It's grand indeed. So much options to eat from churos to fine dining to Starbucks & Hard Rock! Great place to get souvenirs and to wind down at the end of the day. Loved the place !!

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