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“This was really cool!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grand-Place

Grand-Place
Brussels, Brussels 1000, Belgium
00 32 (0)2 279 43 65
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$142*
and up
Private Tour: Brussels City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #1 of 334 things to do in Brussels
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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“This was really cool!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I just happened to be in Brussels when this was going on- unbeknownst to me- I'd never even heard of it, but I just happened to, on a late Saturday evening, walk right up on a large crowd of people flashing pictures and spotlights shining down, people sticking out of every crevice and window of the buildings on the square... I was like good lord! Is there a concert starting or something, curious, I made my way to the front where I saw the flower carpet.... I was in awe.... I was excited to take my wife to see it the next morning, and we did, but the splendor was gone, it was abnormally hot and the flowers had wilted and were drying and blowing in the wind. She got to see the main idea, but the soul of the carpet had escaped it.

Visited August 2012
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“Marvelous square”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Very nice square with amazing buildings on all four sides. Definitely a good spot for some nice pictures on Brussels

Visited March 2013
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“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

definitely the most beautiful grand place in the world. super nice to walk around but the cops do not allow you anymore to sit and nejoy the place. Definitely lost some charm because of that

Visited January 2013
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“i would like to go again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

i visited this place too many times and i felt in love with it. It's really magical, alive and typical european city

Visited October 2012
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“A lovely, historic square”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

The architecture alone is fantastic, but the bars and restaurants and museum mean this is somewhere that really must be visited when in Brussels.

Visited March 2013
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