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“Overwhelming square with incredible architecture marvels”
Review of Grand Place

Grand Place
Ranked #1 of 366 things to do in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Considered one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Europe, the ornate Grand Place is the center of Brussels, where many historic buildings dating from the 17th century are located.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We stumbled on this place which is probably the best way to do it as we had no expectations, (though we knew the Grand Place was a major tourist attraction). The lighting when we got there was partial sun so that made it much nicer than if it had been cloudy as all the gold trim on some of the buildings really shown. I could not get over the buildings that line the square- Some are incredibly ornate and intricate. We easily snagged an outdoor table in front of the Starbucks (yes, you cannot avoid the place in Europe either) and had an espresso as we took in the entire area. It was equally spectacular when we returned late at night.

Thank Bijou C
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The buildings surrounding the Grand Place are just incredible. So much more that I expected. Beautiful in every way and spotlessly presented.
Managed to keep out of the many chocolate shops.... just

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Main attraction in Brussels. The buildings are absolutely gorgeous. The place is very crowded and there is not much to do around (or not that easy to find). A couple of bars and restaurants around the palace and many more in side streets.

Thank Ash K
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The grand place is stunning in the day, but at night when lit up it is beautiful! I was left in awe with architecture. It just felt surreal at night. Would highly recommend visiting it at night as well as the day!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

It’a a must go in Brussels. Really easy access since it’s in downtown. Many chocolateries near by and a lot of shops! It’s always packed.

Thank Christophe B
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