Place des Martyrs

Place des Martyrs, Brussels: Address, Place des Martyrs Reviews: 4/5

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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK157,475 contributions
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 Kingdom371 contributions
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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Sam
Nuremberg, Germany11,371 contributions
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, UK611,723 contributions
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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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JRidger
20 contributions
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, UK133 contributions
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
Bruxelles33 contributions
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, UK93 contributions
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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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia40,271 contributions
Couples
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 full of restaurants, cafes and people. This one is more austere and much less vibrant, or at least when we visited.
Written January 9, 2019
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rayrest
London, UK7,419 contributions
Couples
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.
Written December 1, 2018
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