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Place des Martyrs, Brussels

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  • I have to confess that we have been on several occasions in Brussels and has been on this new journey when we have discovered so beautiful square, the Plaza de Los Mártires. Road from our hotel to the Grand Place, the shopping street Rue Neuve, we knew of the existence of this square, which drew attention by the white seen and the great monument that had in it. I believe that it is a little hidden and is a pity that not some travelers, discover it since it is interesting to know and know a little bit of its history. This historic, large square, dating back to the 18th century, is located in the Centre of the city, a few minutes from the Grand Place and is dedicated to the martyrs fallen in the war of independence in Belgium. To my seems to me a very elegant square, neoclassical style composed of elegant white buildings that surround it, among them is the headquarters of the Flemish Government. In it there is a large monument in honor homeland heroes, with the inscription in capital letters of "Fatherland". It's a very emotional place for all the inhabitants of Brussels. He liked us and I recommend a visit.
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  • I go yesterday, for a historic place it would be high time to take care of! For true patriots, too bad that the office of a certain politician anti-belgique is in this place! Change the Belgian flags by new Belgian flag, they are old and tear by the wind! This place is dirty, papers, bottles, objects dragged parterre, the garbage should pass by here more often!
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  • Just a minute from the main shopping street, this classical symmetrical square presents a stolid front. Not much else to be honest.  more »
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  • DOV:20Feb2014 'Place Des Martyrs' / 'Martyrs' Square' is the square / monument built to honour around 400 people died in Belgian revolution and they were buried in the same place. There is 'PATRIA' statue, symbolic representation of peace, around which tributes are made for the martyrs. This is a beautiful and quiet square with very less crowd. Its a good historic place to visit.
  • Just a plain with really nothing to see/visit. The majority of buildings are used for the Dutch government. And 1 Italian restaurant on one of the corners
  • a very nice place in the center of Brussels. not the most known one, a little bit aside the rue Neuve, this place was recently renewed.
  • Beautiful square full of BELGIAN(!) history, invaded by flemish authorities as a statement of ownership
  • Nice geometrical square, it hosts offices of the Flanders' cabinet.

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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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