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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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  • Nothing worth the effort. It’s just “entertaining” as the manneken is dressed with somewhat interesting outfits that are changed frequently.  more »
  • One of those things to find in brussels. Fun visit..the belgiums seems To love this Little statue..very cool  more »
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  • Cant say about this kid, amazing to see him for past 400 years he is standing there and pissing :) . Nice and bubbly kid of about 2 ft i guess made of bronze. Must visit and enjoy place.... lot of cafes and shops available around it...
  • For me it's one of the most over rated thing I have ever seen in my life. If there was no crowd around it I would have never believed it's the famous pis statue! :) The statue is all of approx 1.5 feet tall in a corner of a small lane near the Grand Place.
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