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Quartier Marolles

Brussels, Belgium
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Ranked #62 of 215 attractions in Brussels
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Shopping
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vicenza
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

IT is one of the few places left in the capital where you can experience real life as it was in the old times. go to place of the jeau de balle..stroll at the market, then go to eat at le clef d' or and there try a croquue madam with a draft leffe blond ..you'll go back in time..

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London, United Kingdom
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86 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

You'll either love this area or hate it. If you are interested in flea markets, little independent cafes and bars, galleries, and retro shop after retro shop, you can spend several hours happily wandering around. Given the number of new shops and galleries around, I suspect this is a very up and coming area of the city. It's a great... More

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

There is a great Flea-market in this area (Vossenplein) , it's on every day from 7 am -14 pm. Also the surrounding streets are packed with antique and second-hand shops.

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Sofia
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35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I went there on a guided tour and was not disappointed. There are many Art Deco buildings and one can see examples of architecture of buildings constructed to house poor people in the 1920s. Many parts of the Quartier were destroyed in order to make way for the new boulevards and sites, so few of the buildings are very old,... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Try it ! You'll find out it's very relaxing to just wander past all the 'bric-à-brac' and do a bid now and then. My advice: don't buy too quickly. And, when you want a lower price: 1.Don't call your companion over to have a special look; 2. You don't have to make a lower bid, just walk away as if... More

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Wroclaw, Poland
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126 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

There is an amazing flea market. Here you buy old items, antiques, junk and just about everything. Free toilet is on the square. Free parking space for the car is hard to find.

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Malaga, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The Quartier Marolles is nothing exceptional. While there are many shops, they are not the best. The neighborhood is not the best to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

If you want to taste the real atmosphere of Brussels, just have a walk there, especially during the WE....A popular neighborhood, astonishing shops and a lot of furniture designers.... great

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This neighbourhood looks like a place which has been beautiful in the past, but unfortunately is now part of the poor area the Brussels centre has become.

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Bruxelles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

What a pity this is all so dirty. If the quartier was cleaned up, it could be stunning. As it is, who would want to linger?

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