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Grand Place, Brussels

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The center of Brussels, Grand Place forms an imposing square of opulent buildings, including the city hall. Dating back to 1523, the city's main square was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1998. Take in the grand architecture of the guild halls, and take a tour of city hall. The square houses the Museum of the City of Brussels and the Brewers Museum, both of which give a good impression of the essence of Brussels. Despite its relatively small size, the square attracts more visitors than any other attraction in the European capital. Take a look at our Brussels tour itinerary planning tool to schedule your visit to Grand Place and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I never get tired of seeing this precious stone in the heart of Brussels. If you are in the city this square is a must see.  more »
  • Such a great setting. Amazing architecture and the special light show over Valentines weekend is stunning.  more »
  • The most important tourist destination and most memorable landmark in Brussels. A 10-11 century place surrounded by opulent buildings, a world human heritage site for its magnificence. It is even...  more »
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