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Grand Place, Brussels

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Historic Site Landmark
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. Before you head to Brussels, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Brussels vacation builder, to make sure you see all that Brussels has to offer, including Grand Place.
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  • a marvel of place. even having seen thousands of times in pictures, left us impressed, perhaps one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited. the buildings of the spectacular guilds, and the facade of the hotel de ville worthy of being admired long hours
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  • Beautiful colors. A great place to see people and merchants, lots of action and wonderful photo opportunities....  more »
  • The truth that variety of colors I liked seeing how the Sun is reflected in the buildings fachads sincerely very much worth
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  • The centre of action in Brussels with history to enjoy whilst taking a drink and food of many different kinds from breakfast to dinner in all weathers inside or out. Many events also take place here from jazz weekends to flower festivals. Also you get to meet many interesting people from around the world to pass the time over a beer or delicious hot chocolate.
  • Excellent place during any time of the day. Worth a visit with friends and family. Fun and engaging for all ages. Restaurants are plenty and food is delicious. Plus don't miss delirium cafe.
  • It is very beautiful place. Gold and stone. Amazing architecture buildings. Yes, there are many tourists, but l love this square))
  • DOV:20Feb2014 BrusselsGrantPlace is the city centre of Brussels with tall and important buildings in the surroundings. This includes City Museum, Van Cacao Museum, Town hall, Pub Crawl etc. It has multiple restaurants with varieties of food options. This is a good photographic place too and there will be big crowd from the morning. Have a great walk in and around the place with map on your hands. Photos shop places nearby too.. Nearby Attractions: Mont Des Arts Kunsberg (30 Minutes Walk) Congress Column Belgian Parliament The Royal Palace The Palace of the Academies
  • I hung out on the plaza fir an hour without doing anything but enjoying the architecture, the atmosphere and the moment. It was great. Later I had waffles with friends and went to one of the street cafés on the Grand Place. It was a good night.

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Where to stay in Brussels

It's easy to find accommodations in Brussels for nearly any budget. Tourists generally gravitate to the area surrounding Grand-Place, the city's main square. Also consider staying near Stephanie Square Centre and Boulevard de Waterloo, which are both centrally located. As Europe's unofficial capital, the city boasts a wealth of high-end hotels for visiting diplomats, concentrated along glitzy Avenue Louise. Those looking for a low-budget option will find a host of hostels scattered around the Grand-Place and within walking distance to the city's main attractions.
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