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“Must see Brussels” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grand Place

Grand Place
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$56.72*
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Private Tour: Brussels Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #1 of 391 things to do in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Considered one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Europe, the ornate Grand Place is the center of Brussels, where many historic buildings dating from the 17th century are located.
yorkshire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Must see Brussels”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Pretty central square, expensive surrounding shops and restaurants, but as long as you don't open your purse, its a must see.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“pretty place, lots to see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

lovely to look at, great little restaurants. def recommend seeing. little sidestreets are fun and mannequin pis not too far from here either. shops open late around there also.

Visited March 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“"Grand-Place" is an oxymoron...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

I decided to include a stop in Bruxelles en route to Amsterdam JUST to see with my own eyes what I heard to be considered the 'most beautiful' square in Europe. I must admit, I was so disappointed about the Grand-Place, which is indeed Small, gray, dirty, full of shady people. The architecture is OK, but perhaps since I have been living and travelling a bit all over the place, I can say with confidence that there is absolutely no comparison with other breath-taking squares like Piazza del Campo in Siena, or the Red Square in Moscow or Place de la Concorde in Paris... such an overrated attraction.

Visited March 2013
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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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“Centre of town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

Lovely old square, interesting museums. The flower stall in the middle had some lovely plants, and nearby are the chocolate shops. Restaurants a bit pricey though- walk a bit further away!

Visited March 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Lovely Spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Loads of chocolate shops on this square & nice restaurants and cafes too. Not to be missed. We stayed just metres from the square and it was the best choice ever.

Visited March 2013
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