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Victor Hugo called it a "marvel", Jean Cocteau a "rich theatre". There is nothing like the Grand-Place in the world. It is the centre of Brussels and a spectacle in its own right. It is constantly bubbling, and attracts a crowd of visitors from all around the world. You will be drawn in by its atmosphere. The Grand-Place has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. While it is beautiful at any time of the day, try to come here early on a summer's morning, when the sun caresses the paving stones, terraces, windows and façades. In the early evening, the illuminations make the gilding shine while bringing the buildings out in stark shape. During August every second year, a carpet of flowers covers the ground here for several days. In December, a large Christmas tree and crib containing live animals stands in the centre. It has always been the centre of the city, a place for political meetings, police orders, revolts, privileges, justice and public celebration. Many guilds had their headquarters here, building more and more beautiful guildhouses with extraordinary façades - the guilds of bakers fat makers, cabinetmakers and coopers, archers, boatmen, haberdashers, butchers, brewers, tailors, painters and more.

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  • Address : Grand-Place B - 1000 Bruxelles1000Bruxelles

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    rubenlbe

    3/5

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    • Language: esp
    • Position : With friends

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    Espectacular de noche con la iluminación de la fachada. Awesome at nights

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    KRiboo

    5/5

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    • Language: fra
    • Position : As a couple

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    Une merveille d'architecture !Cette place est bordée par ces Maison des Corporations toutes plus belles les unes que les autres. Une adresse à ne pas manquer où il se passe toujours quelque chose ! Cet été une grande scène avait été dressée pour le summer festival.

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