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Grand-Place

In the City Center, Brussels 1000, Belgium
00 32 (0)2 279 43 65
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Ranked #1 of 224 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Historic Sites, Other, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
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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 dating from the 17th century are located.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Nice architecture but unlike a lot of Main Squares there isn't any 'feature' in the middle, it's just a city square. Well worth a look but we found it to be riddled with tourist traps. Just a 2-minute walk away from it and prices of beer and food drop considerably. It's surrounded by lots of smaller 'places' where you can... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This is best palce to see while in Brussels downtown. There is unique architecture, maybe nicer during darkness. We visited when Christmas tree was setup, really warm atmsphere there. Lot of chocolate shops around :)

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful main square lots of people around. Lots of beautiful buildings always ended up here no matter what Road we took!

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Hallett Cove, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

An incredible display of architecture rising up all around you. I went there once during the day and once again at night when it was lit up quite incredibly. There are some nice restaurants and chocolate shops located here also. There's no reason not to see it while you're there.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I'll be honest, I have a very fond childhood memory of visiting this square for the first time. They had this tapestry or flower decor and I just remember it being very lively and colorful on a beautiful summers day. Every time I've been I've always enjoyed it and it is an architectural masterpiece! Much to do around, and I... More

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We had a beer and pizza while we waiting for a walking tour on the Grand Place - I highly recommend experiencing it! It was even prettier at night! We really enjoyed it!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We walked through Brussells and left this one for the last. Amazing building an awesome square. Loved the vibe and the hugeness of it. Only drawback beggars everywhere. Hard to explain kids why they are begging. :)

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Every visit to Brussels must include a visit to the Grand Place. The buildings are wonderful. Try to visit in the evening as well so you see the buildings lit up.

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Annemasse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The Grand Place in Brussels is the main square, it is a really magnificent place both in the day and night with all the artificial lights of the buildings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Loved the light and sound show. Explore the little alleys; fun to shop for tapestries and Tintin paraphernalia. Don't skip the Neuhaus chocolate store or the street food including warm waffles.

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