Everard't Serclaes

Currently Open
  • Address: 1000 Brussels, Belgium
    Map
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +32-25144538
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:15 Mins
  • Tags: Historical Site, Statue, Family And Kids

This 1902 statue by Julien Dillens can be found in one of the Grand Place buildings, the Maison de l’Etoile on Rue Charles Buls. On the exterior of the building is the sculpture of a reclining man, dying. His figure stands out brightly against the background as the statue has been kept polished by the hands of the many passers-by who touch it. It’s said that all wishes made while in contact with the statue come true. The statue is of Everard t’Serclaes and the reason the locals hold him in such high regard is as during the war of the Brabant succession in 1356, it is said that he almost single handedly expelled Flemish forces from the city. That’s why he was famously called the Liberator of Brussels. In 1388 he was attacked by the men of Sweder d’Adcoude, Lord of Gaesbeek, and died a few days later. The bas reliefs above the statue tell his story: one for the liberation, one for the reentry of Jeanne and Wenceslas, and the last showing how the people of Brussels avenged Everard’s death by razing Gaasbeek Castle to the ground. Located just off a huge square, where various events are held, this beautiful statue is definitely worth a short stop for its wonderful design and historical significance.

  • Free to view.

  • Subway 1, 5; Buses 29, 63, 65, 66 stop Gare Centrale.
  • Trams 3, 4, 32 stop Beurs Bourse.
  • Buses 48, 95 stop Parlement Bruxellois.

Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Brussels before you plan your trip.

Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Brussels and book an accommodation of your choice.

  • Everard't Serclaes Address: 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  • Everard't Serclaes Contact Number: +32-25144538
  • Everard't Serclaes Timing: 24-hrs
  • Everard't Serclaes Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Everard't Serclaes(preferred time): 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Everard't Serclaes: 00:15 Mins
  • Try the best online travel planner to plan your travel itinerary!
  • Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki?curid=44561184
Are you associated with this business? Get in Touch
  • 0.51% of people who visit Brussels include Everard't Serclaes in their plan

  • 40% of people start their Everard't Serclaes visit around 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Everard't Serclaes

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer walking in order to reach Everard't Serclaes

People normally club together Grand Place and Galeries Royales Saint-hubert while planning their visit to Everard't Serclaes.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
Google+
  • Sculpture is made with copper n bronze alloy. Said that touch it and your wish is fulfilled.

  • Have an aspiration to revisit Brussels once again in future?  In that case, a legend says the statue of Everard 'T Serclaes will grant many of your wishes when touched ritualistically! The site is a prominent attraction at grand place. Everard became a leading citizen of Brussels. His statue is in a reclining position, allowing touch from head to feet. Tourists throng the place to touch the figure.  Gaining a full view of the statue is difficult. Leave aside making contact! The figure shines brilliantly over the part where the visitors connect. That conveys a feeling as if the statue reflects the wishes & glows further.

  • Golden Lady sculpture was one of the photo stops while overlooking the Grand Place square in Brussels, Belgium. It is believed that touching Golden Lady gives us luck. But i had no luck in touching her as the place was fully crowded by tourist.

  • Everard 't Serclaes is a bronze figure of an important 14th-century citizen of Brussels and patriot who was murdered defending the city. The statue is placed at the Carles Buls street entrance to to the Grand Place, just past the Hard Rock Cafe. Created by Belgian sculptor, Julien Dillens in 1902, this monument depicts a reclining and robed corpse of Everard 't Serclaes. The monument is quite dark from years of weathering. If you look past the main figure, you'll notice carved features and what appears to be a tomb where the body has been rested upon. It is believed that touching the arm of Everard 't Serclaes brings good luck. As such, expect to see many visitors doing so while also taking pictures when you pass by. Just be patient if you want to take an unobstructed picture of this monument.

  • It brings you luck or your dreams come true if you touch this sculpture!

Read all reviews