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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 216 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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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Don't miss the light show to music at 10.00pm nightly and it's free which for Brussels is a plus point.

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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

This square is one of the best i have seen in my life. Simple, but wonderful. Very easy to reach by a short walk. You can try all the beer and chocolate stores in a short distance. Better if you could go there during the flowersq time. It brings a different aspect of the place. During the winter it was... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We walked into this square and it had an immediate wow factor. Very grand and pretty. Great at first sight but even better at night. We noticed the tower was changing colour so we went to investigate there was a terrific light show on the facades of all the buildings in time to some very dramatic music. We caught the... More

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Tripoli, Lebanon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

very big place with historical buildings all around with great architecture. Madame Tissaud is situated there, many restaurants there and some other shops, it's always crowded, our daughter was lost for few minutes among the crowds !

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Bucharest, Romania
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253 reviews 253 reviews
127 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

i've been to brussels for 3 times and this holiday i had the chance to be here during the weekend with the flower carpet. it's absolutely fabulous, beautiful. if you don't know, the flower carpet happens only once every 2 years and for only 3 days, so if you want to see it live you really have to plan your... More

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rome, italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

every evening theres a music and light show in Grand Place that is very nice to watch. there are so many different types of architecture to see in this square

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Senoia, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to be there for the flower carpet. It was so beautiful. The light show at night made it all worth it. With castle-like backgrounds and the lights flashing. It was amazing.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Liked Grand-Place very much but the heavy rain made our visit short. Plenty of eating places within Grand-Place and on restaurant in particular sells delicious cherry beer. Sorry, I can't remember the name!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

It is a majestic town-square kind of place with gothic style beautiful cathedral and other buildings. The plaza is abuzz with tourists and business is brisk. All the alleys lead to shops, restaurants, etc. Avoid if you don't like very busy places but if you like the buzz of mililng people around, music from far away, it's a good place... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

As soon as I stepped into the square , I was so in awe that got close to tears! The majestic architecture coupled with the light show and music , it is worth the whole trip!! Plenty of restaurants and chocolate stores around.

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