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Manneken Pis, Brussels

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2/5 based on 8,000+ reviews on the web
A curiously famous landmark, Manneken Pis depicts a small bronze boy urinating into a fountain. The history behind the statue is contested, with several different legends surrounding the naked boy. Brussels artist Jerome Duquesnoy designed the sculpture in 1619, but because of many thefts over the years, the original statute today sits in the Maison du Roi/Broodhuis in Grand Place. Just a short walk from the main square, you'll know you're getting close when the souvenir shops feature larger-than-life versions of the landmark sculpture. At only 61 cm (24 in), this small sculpture has garnered huge attention, even having a chain of French-fry shops named after him. The little boy is dressed regularly in the attire of an organ builder, mayor of Brussels, and judo practitioner. Visit his female counterpart, Jeanneke Pis, squatting in a street nearby. Plan your visit to Manneken Pis and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Brussels tour planner.
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  • You have to see it although it does not report any cultural elevation. It has its own club of friends who wear different clothes according to the date. To my I had to see it with clothes between sports and disguise
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  • Although it is a small sculpture, the story that thanks to this child turned off the dinamitada city fire!
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  • I saw the Manneken Pis at the age of 11 years for the first time in my life. Anecdotal subject life and Brussels folklore, fortunately, there are other things to see in Brussels but for those who love...
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  • Fantastic, so dazzling I stayed there for hours taking selfies. I think this is the 8th wonder of the world.
  • Nice place. But the statue is surprisingly small. Very cute though. One can understand why this has such a special place in the hearts of the people of Brussels.
  • Its okay, but the statue is NOT big, its approximately 51mm tall. (Remember, its not the original, so..) The enviroment its very good to take a picture btw.
  • It's good to see given only 5 mins from grote markt. But beware this is not the original, the original in in the mueseum. It is approx 51 centimetres so don't expect something huge. But good to say you saw it.
  • Why the poor reviews?! I mean it's free, it's a short walk from Grand Place. Sure there are too many people but if you were to wait for like 5 minutes, you can snake your way to the front.
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