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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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A must see in Brussels.

The incredible central square of Brussels. The facades of the buildings are amazing and it's a different perspective each time of day as the sun hits the gold on the buildings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The incredible central square of Brussels. The facades of the buildings are amazing and it's a different perspective each time of day as the sun hits the gold on the buildings differently. Can't be missed.

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Some repair work to the buildings lessened the impact, but overall it is quite superb. Avoid the restaurants here and look at others in the streets off

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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Grand Place is a delightful square that has beautifully adorned, historic buildings and is recognised as a UNESCO World heritage site and should be one of your MUST VISIT destinations in Brussels.Do try to visit it both during the day and and after dusk, since the buildings are beautifully illuminated at night and look like something out of a fairy... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Indeed where the centre of activities. Our Sandeman tour , and numerous others, meet there. Important buildings, beautiful landmarks, tourist info, bars, restaurants, even the Brussels Jazz marathon was held there. The liveliness of people, from locals to tourists, a perfect watching place. Different views from day to dusk, and from then onwards. various lighting makes for fantastic photo effects.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Magical place. Must see, especially at night when the buildings are lit up. The city hall tower is a great landmark and is visible all over the old city. Highlight of our trip to Brussels.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Super busy with tourists unless you go early in the morning around 9am. You cant go into anything here, but there are lots of places to eat, like the Hard Rock Cafe and other local specialities.

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London, ON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is the quintessential European square. All four sides created by shops, restaurants and government buildings. Being an "odd" year the flowers were not on display so I can only imagine how much more spectacular it would be. We ate at the least touristy of the restaurants: L'Estaminet de Kelderke and had what else but moules-frites. It was a pleasant... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A lovely square with great architecture. Very full though! The tourists were thronging and at the weekend it was hard to see much. Easier during the week.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 513 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This place is central portion of brussels and a nice one.With lot of buildings with great architectures has its own charm from old buildings.Not to be missed are visit to shopping places and chocolate shops.Coca based chocolates are really good one may be little expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Crowded, festive, all photographed, consider the facades of the surrounding area of the buildings. Someone is lying and just sunbathe under the sun, someone manages to eat. Most importantly, it does not hurt anybody,,

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