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Place des Martyrs

Rue St. Michel, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Ironical

Very peaceful square near a busy shopping area. Symbol of the Belgian struggle for independence in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Peter D
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Belgium
via mobile
Interesting Place - Historical Brussels

Stumbled onto this historical area in the central-area of Brussels. Having not researched it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shane G
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Four Oaks, North Carolina
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very peaceful square near a busy shopping area. Symbol of the Belgian struggle for independence in 1830. Nowadays, some departments of the Flemish government are housed in the neo-classical buildings.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled onto this historical area in the central-area of Brussels. Having not researched it before, later would learn of its historical significance. It has statues dedicated to figures of the Belgium Independence. Close by are plenty of shops for shopping and numerous eateries. There are...More

Thank Shane G
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

If you find yourself walking down the shopping street Rue Neuve it's most definitely well worth cutting down the side street that brings you into the wonderful monument of Place Des Martyrs. The square is really beautiful flanked by exquisite architecture on all sides and...More

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

Just a minute from the main shopping street, this classical symmetrical square presents a stolid front. Not much else to be honest.

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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

A quiet spot close to Rue neuve. The square is well worth the visit, especially if you read the story behind. I definitely learned a couple of new things about Belgian history, but that was because of reading online, wouldn't mind if the square had...More

Thank Øyvind S
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

I found this on a hot Sunday afternoon and it was practically empty. There's one bar on the square and others down various streets off it. There are various neo-Classical buildings all around the square, as a single integrated design so the symmetry is complete...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2017

This place is in my opinion just a square, albeit with a nice momument in the center of it. I would not recommend taking any detours to visit this square. Pictures from google or tripadvisor should suffice.

Thank Rune H
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Reviewed June 2, 2017

We found this place by accident when out shopping on the main shopping parade in Brussels and looking for a sit down to rest in the extreme heat. This is literally just behind the shopping street and is so quiet and peaceful it's hard to...More

Thank Ruth M
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Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

i found it by accident while i was shopping. very quiet without many visitors. very beautiful square

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Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

It was really cool to stand in the middle of the plaza. The memorial only takes a few minutes to read and walk around. It was a little awkward to get to though. The statue is totally surrounded by buildings and there were only a...More

Thank Jamey C
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