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Address: Place Ste. Catherine, Brussels, Belgium
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Reasonable Christmas Market

Belgium is known for its Christmas markets so I had reasonably high hopes for this one. It was good but not great. There were lots of stalls and the backdrop was fairly nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I visited this square as maybe my first attraction during my stay in Brussels this square being located nearby my hotel. It is just a normal square except the main attraction which is well worth to visit, I am talking about the beautiful church standing at the center of the square. Get inside it, the church it's really nice, no... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

St Catherine and its surroundings is one of the best place in Brussels. Especially when the time is good, not raining, not cold, everybody is just sitting in front of the church, some are eating outside in the restaurant surrounding, a lot of people just enjoying being there among all others. The ambiance is just perfect to spend evening with... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great place to hang out or get food - nice church too! Get away from the crowds of grand place!! Coffee shops and cafes!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Belgium is known for its Christmas markets so I had reasonably high hopes for this one. It was good but not great. There were lots of stalls and the backdrop was fairly nice but it didn't really feel like it had a central point or much by way of features, preferred Prague.

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Waterloo, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The Place St. Catherine, also known as ' The Fish Market', is a nice square/place to have drinks and/or lunch/dinner. If you like seafood, this is the place to go in Brussels. There are about a dozen (12+) restaurants serving seafood but also other fine stuff. If you choose a menu you typically get good value for money. On a... More 

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Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I found this square not full of tourists ok so I was one of those tourists I talk about although there was no pressure selling, no one begging here and the place was full of locals We visited here on a hot sunny day in June and it was fantastic we came to go to the seafood place on the... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The church is gorgeous from the outside, there are plenty of seafood restaurants nearby (old fish market area), and a tower that was part of the old city wall is there as well.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

OK, it is a tourist site, but there are reasonably priced restos a few metres outside. It was the old port of the City, but now is covered over and they still try to maintain the 'port' feel of the place. Like lobster? You will love this place. I have a friend who loves to go there regularly if not... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This square is just amazing, and it is surprising that many people traveling to Bruxelles for work only know of the Grand Place, and not of Ste. Catherine. It is plenty of good (..expensive..) restaurant, but this is just the perfect place to have a good Belgian beer outdoor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Another beautiful church in Brussels that deserves a visit in its own right. Easy to have a quiet moment here too and filled with more locals than tourists!

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