Place des Martyrs
Place des Martyrs
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,429 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Place of Martys is a historic public square around a hundred metres east of Place de Brouckère. It was laid out and designed with Neo-classical form in the late 18th-century. What the square is most known for is the crypt found beneath the square where 466 revolutionaries of the Belgian Revolution of Sept 1830 are buried.

There are several monuments on the square as well including a sculptures of Frédéric de Merode and Jenneval as well as the large centre monument called Pro Patia that commemorates the September Days in 1830 and the martyrs of the revolution buried below.
Written November 15, 2022
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Place des Martyrs is a public square in central Brussels that honours the rebels of the Belgian Revolution of 1830 who were killed during the uprising against Dutch rule. An event that led to the independence of Belgium from the United Provinces of Netherlands. The rebels killed during the uprising are buried in crypts underneath the square. The Monument dedicated to rebels stands at the centre and dominates the square. There aren't any of the usual cafes and restaurants immediately on the square as is typical in European squares. Most of the surrounding buildings are for civic use and laid out in a uniform rectangle of neoclassical design.
Written September 6, 2019
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ElvisPhish
London, United Kingdom366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a memorial to 400 dead who were killed in the revolution that began on the 25th August 1830, that led to the independent state that is now Belgium. The 400 fallen, called martyrs are buried beneath the cobblestones that surround this memorial. A visit to pay your respects is optional but don't expect anything else, this is a graveyard not a theme park.
Written October 5, 2014
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK830,972 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Place Des Martyrs is a stunning and poignant memorial to the 400 Martyrs who died so Belgium could secure it own independence, many of the poor souls who perished are actually buried beneath the cobblestoned area of Place Des Martyrs, buried were they died.
The September 1830 Belgium revolution was a pivotal date in the history of Belgium, the revolution that raged here left the country independent ,as with all uprisings it came with a cost and the 400 Marty's here are testament to the battles that raged throughout Brussels.
Place Des Martyrs is a lovely square to visit,the Neoclassical architecture dates from 1774 ,looks amazing and the actual monument is beautiful, a fitting tribute to the heroes and heroines of the 1830 Belgium Revolution.
Easy to locate on Rue St Michel,most definitely well worth checking out if your in the area.
Written May 22, 2019
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E.L.E
Brno, Czech Republic18,537 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
I found this place on my way to the station. Stopped for a few minutes to take some pictures and enjoy the surroundings as well
Written July 12, 2021
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK830,972 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
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 three main focal points namely the statues of the poet Jenneval,Count Frederic De Merode and the monument itself.
The square is in memory of the 400 who sacrificed their lives in the September Belgium revolution of 1830,the 400 are buried in a crypt below the cobblestones in the square.
It's a beautiful and peaceful square and most definitely well worth checking out.
Very easy to locate,walk down Rue Neuve and cut down Rue Saint Michel which brings you into Place Des Martyrs.
Written March 3, 2018
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JRidger
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
I did not see this on the local map and found it just walking. It is a quiet square off a main street. I do not recommend walking around here at night or when dark since there weren't tons of people even during the day. There is a crypt underneath the monument to honor those who have died.
Written January 2, 2016
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JenniferJayne
Northampton, UK129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
Although this was just a small square with a monument, the history of it was interesting.....that will make you look it up....and it also looked lovely in the glorious sunshine that we had while we were there.
Written August 7, 2014
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randhcox
Bruxelles31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011
Now that restoration is practically finished this is a small bijou in the middle of the newer part of the city where few visitors venture. And a reminder of Belgian history and truculence against foreign domination
Written September 11, 2012
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exhaustedFareham
Fareham, UK91 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Friends
Our party of 5 found the walking from one sight to another quite easy, once we had taken the red top hop on hop off bus. What detracted from the majority of sightseeing was the number of beggars every present on almost every street.
Written August 5, 2012
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