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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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Great place to visit in the city center

If you visit Grand Place on the weekend, there are several art booths, as well as other items for sale. This area is very crowded with tourists, but there is ample shopping and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Jennifer Q
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Mechanicsville, Virginia

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you visit Grand Place on the weekend, there are several art booths, as well as other items for sale. This area is very crowded with tourists, but there is ample shopping and good food choices. You can walk to all the big attractions (cathedrals, palace, etc.) Worth a visit if you are in Brussels.

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Bielefeld, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A little beauty. Very nice buildings all around the place. Not crowded, easy to take pictures. It is next to Manneken Pis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The square is amazing and vibrant and the cafe next to the hard Rock has amazing beer and muscles. Walk around because there is lots to see. I'm American and was treated well everywhere and as a new yorker that is impressive. For really good shopping walk up to waterloo all stores are there and amazing architecture with great views.... More 

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Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was definitely the highlight of my trip to Brussels. This is what you expect to see visiting a EU city....a charming gorgeous square and is surrounded by chocolatier companies, ice cream and waffle shops etc. Comfy footwear is essential with the cobblestones and I would be mindful of pickpockets aswell. Unfortunately, the carpet of flowers was not there while... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful place, nice buildings all around. A bit busy with toirists during the day, but, it's a must if you visit Brussels.

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Bromyard, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A very pretty square which looks really nice day or night. There are many tourists in the area taking photos and you can't help but join them. Many chocolate shops nearby.

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Vaasa, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The title of the most beautiful square in the world is well deserved. The buildings around the square are simply beautiful. The terraces are great for people watching. We were there during Flowertime 2015 and were amazed by the awesome 'garden' built on the square for the few days event.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

I visited brussels last year for a short trip I didn't see a lot of interesting spot in this city but one of the must experience here in brussels is the ambience of this beatuful gran plaza. A very good entertainment to see belgian culture and daily life. See good flowers , chocolate shop which is actually the best. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I saw some pictures on tripadvisor of the flower carpet in the Grand place. Instantly I was excited about my day trip to brussels today. Unfortunately, the flower carpet was not there. According to our Sandeman tour guide, the carpet is there only every two years and was there this year but removed in mid august. I was a bit... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I was fortunate enough to witness this place lit up at night in honor of pride & it was amazing & just as good during the day. By far a tourist spot, swarming with people it's such a night place to visit

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