Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), Brussels

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Discover how the capital city became what it is today at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles). The museum showcases a scale model of Brussels in the Middle Ages and a whole host of artifacts specific to the city, including items used by all types of people, from craftsmen to aristocrats. Paintings, textiles, tapestries, and tools fill each room of the city hall, which houses the museum. You'll recognize the building by the ornate statuary and relief carvings that distinguish it in the Grand Place, the large square in the city center. Don't miss the display of 750 costumes for the city's iconic Mannequin Pis, the famous urinating fountain. The attraction is included on the BrusselsCard (available at the tourist office), or you can purchase a ticket upon arrival. Use our Brussels road trip planning app to add Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles) and other attractions to your Brussels vacation plans.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Located on the Grand Place (probably the most beautiful square in Europe), its facade is impressive, only the town hall makes shadow precisely opposite, its interior is a little less interesting, but has a beautiful exhibition halls and above all becomes must-see when you discover (if you know isn't the oddest) than the Manenken Pis original is stored here due to several robberies in their original location, where a copy is now.
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  • August 13, 2017
    If you want to learn more about Brussels and the folklore then have a look at the City of Brussels museum, over two floors it will start at the early settlements to today, I suggest this is more of an...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    The City Museum is located on the Grand Place and has 3 floors small. There's not much interesting to see. On the top floor has the original statue of the dummy pissen
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  • July 3, 2017
    I love the Manneken pee original statute and his clothes collection.
  • April 11, 2017
    This building offers a stunning view & tells us a lot about history. Well preserved & a perfect landmark to be in the heart of Brussels.
  • May 22, 2017
    Pretty Cool Museum. Explores the history of Brussels and also has lots of interesting artifacts, including a collection of costumes worn by manikin pis.
  • March 8, 2017
    Feel as it lacks in visual information. Really enjoyed the mennekes piss outfit room
  • June 2, 2017
    Wonderful palace, but mediocre museum. I expected more about the history of the city.

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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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