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Great monument

This is an interesting square as right in the middle of it is a great monument. The monument is to... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2019
Dimitris L
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Sydney, Australia
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Nice square to come to visit with some really big massive buildings. Lot of history here, a statue... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2018
rayrest
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 9, 2019

This is an interesting square as right in the middle of it is a great monument. The monument is to those who fell during the Belgian Revolution in 1830. This public square does not have the vibrance and vitality of other squares which are always...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Nice square to come to visit with some really big massive buildings. Lot of history here, a statue of Belga where 450 martyrs were killed in the 1830 revolution that secured Belgium its independence.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

We were not planning it but we passed by, was very impressive and huge and it has a history behind it. This square refers to the martyrs of the September days of the Belgian Revolution of 1830

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

stumbled across Place des Martyrs one evening out for a walk, just of from the busy high street is the tranquil spot, quite and restful with great architecture, well worth a bit of you time

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Shane G
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Øyvind S
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

Date of experience: June 2017
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