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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 218 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Very atmospheric area. Lovely buildings. Surrounded by bars and restaurants. There often seems to be an event going on and concerts etc.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

for me to be able to see and appreciate the square. On top of it, there was a beer festival weekend, so many many beer stands in the square making the grand-place almost impossible to see.

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Sedona, Arizona
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257 reviews 257 reviews
83 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Stand in the center of it all and take it in! Be prepared to see many other people here, or check it out at 8AM.

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

For this 3 days, this had to be the most beautiful spot in the world. Hundreds of thousands of begonias perfectly placed in a pattern. At night the lights and music made it all the more a beautiful to see.

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

it's amazing, just buy an icecream, sit on the edge of the pavement in the sunshie, and drink it in. Apparently this box has to exceed 50 characters because.....

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Yorkshire
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The square where the grand palace sits is stunning, on a night it comes alive with music, lights and more! A must!

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Bahrain
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87 reviews 87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

its the first thing you must see in brussels the architecture of the buildings is the most beautiful you will see

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San Diego, California, United States
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224 reviews 224 reviews
101 attraction reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

There's well over 7000+ reviews on Grand Place. Yes, its incredibly beautiful. However... I was extremely disappointed that there is a Starbucks and a Hard Rock Cafe in Grand Place. What's next? McDonalds? As an American, I hate seeing American Corporate Chains encroach on international historical treasures such as this.

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Massillon, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We just loved seeing the architecture and all the activity. The buildings are magnificent. Had a great lunch at a brasserie and the people watching is fun.

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Fuerteventura
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362 reviews 362 reviews
155 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

There is actually when it comes down to it not much to see in Brussels that makes it stand out from other European cities apart from the Grand Place. The real downside is that because there is so little else to see that it can be very busy. Leuven has a much nicer and more attractive and less touristy historic... More

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