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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 212 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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London, England
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

You cant help but stop and look in awe the first time you enter this square. The buildings are stunning and the square constantly busy. It is a bit touristy, but you cant go to Brussels and not visit

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Grand Place is not a place for high cuisine, but for the traditional done expertly. This is a place where you know the mussels will be fresh, and the seasoning (white wine or beer) appropriate.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We didn't go inside anywhere but it's a beautiful place to visit and we all found the gothic architecture very interesting.

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Singapore, Singapore
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224 reviews 224 reviews
50 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A lovely square in the middle of Brussels. Lots of beautiful buildings to look at. You can easily spend an hour or two here. Also, a few blocks down from "Mannekin Pis" that most tourists will want to see.

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Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A beautiful plaza with artisan stands on the weekend. The architecture is stunning in this plaza. All the streets leading to the Grand-Place are walking streets lined with shops. A fantastic area to just stroll around. As can be expected, restaurants in the Grand-Place are a little pricier for Brussels, though it's not too bad. Considering Belgium is already more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Definitely make the time to visit the main square. There are a lot of very historic and famous buildings on the square that housed people like Victor Hugo and Karl Marx. Also very nice restaurants in the area, and the famous Little Boy Peeing statue only 2 mins away from the square.

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Ipoh, malaysia
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This place is in the middle of the town. I walked from my hotel, If you ask for the map the hotel personnels will give you and the information how to go to this place. No body can enter into this place, and a big part is being restored by the Belgium governrment. Some of the idols is being painted... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Very impressive indeed, with historic buildings and lots of shops around. One can enjoy a beer or a glass of wine at one of the restaurants around. My favorite is the Roi d' Espagne. Too touristic though...If you are in Brussels during the flower exhibition it's worth visiting the Grand Place!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I was speechless when I saw the Grand Place. Although it was windy and rainy, I managed to soak in the picturesque scenery in front of me. Make sure you wear comfy shoes since you will be walking on cobblestones. The are also other fellow tourist who will want you take their pictures and as long as they return the... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Marvellous old buildings. Not too happy about the touristic places surrounding the plaza but probably best way to collect money.

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