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Rue du Marche aux Herbes | Agora Square, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This statue to Charles Karel Buls is a wonderful and very befitting monument to a man whose efforts to preserve and restore so much of the stunning architecture of not just Mont Des Arts but the magnificent Grote Markt,as insane as it sounds King Leopold...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

Nice designed water fountain in square surrounded by shops, restaurants and a large Belgian chocolate place. Square not very big so fountain stands out - when I visited water wasn’t running which probably took a little away from experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jason S
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We walked by the square where this statue stands many times and each time we stopped for a moment to look at the statue. It's quite impressive, but what is even more amazing is the story behind the man. Charles Karel Buls was a mayor...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Free. 24/7 Visit Duration: 15 minutes. This fountain on Agora Square shows Charles buls reclining, his dog by his side, admiring the city he helped preserve. Brief history: Charles Buls (13 October 1837 - 13 July 1914) was a Belgian politician and mayor of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 20, 2018

It is thanks to Brussels mayor Charles (Karel) Buls that we can admire now historical beauty of the Lower Town of Brussels and especially of Grand Place. He was the one, who saved these architectural wonders from megalomaniac building plans of king Leopold I. No...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Statue of a politician in Belgian government that is considered that he saved the demolition of the Grand Place. Some seating area.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Just wandering towards the grand Place and wandered into this area. Small markets with the majority being jewellery stalls. Some other things too. There’s a big choc shop there and a great statue.. fantastic singers busking there too

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank karenm642
Reviewed October 2, 2018

A piece of art and a bit unique specially for art lovers, nothing so special for me but its really close to the main square and why not to stop by for some photos

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TravElkouteini
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Those on their way to the Grand Place from the railway station (Bruxelles Central) will probably come across this (hardly ever working) fountain (1981) on the very busy Place Agora. Tourists queue to take selfies or pictures of their beloved in the act of sitting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Charles or Karel Buls was a Belgian politician and mayor of the City of Brussels. He most famously opposed Leopold II's grandiose schemes and so saved old parts of the city from demolition, especially the Grand Place, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. He successfully...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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