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Manneken Pis, Brussels

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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. Use our Brussels trip planner to arrange your visit to Manneken Pis and other attractions in Brussels.
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  • Mannaken Pis is an iconic symbol in Brussels and probably one of the most recognisable statues in the world. It is located at the corner of Rue du Chene and Rue de Letuve, just a couple minutes walk.....  more
    Mannaken Pis is an iconic symbol in Brussels and probably one of the most recognisable statues in the world. It is located at the corner of Rue du Chene and Rue de Letuve, just a couple minutes walk.....  more »
  • How this became a symbol of Brussels is a mystery to me. We can across the little guy during a Mexican celebration which we did not quite understand either. If you pass by it, it's worth a look ... 
    How this became a symbol of Brussels is a mystery to me. We can across the little guy during a Mexican celebration which we did not quite understand either. If you pass by it, it's worth a look ...  more »
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  • Visited this place which is one of the tourist attractions of the city. The lanes and the surrounding showcase the old golden era of Belgium and city of brussels. Lot of old building and old rides are attractive. Many statues in this area symbolic to many beliefs of the people in the country. These lanes have many restaurants too where u can enjoy waffles and other food items. U also can have horse cart ride and enjoy the street musicians there performing in front of crowd.
  • A cute little sculpture, one of Brussels’ attractions. The sculpture is really not that big so low your expectation. The surrounding area is somehow clean despite a lot of visitors. It’s an easy walk from the center.

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