Manneken Pis, Brussels

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About Manneken Pis, Brussels

Manneken Pis, Brussels - Address

Address: 1000 Brussels, Belgium

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There is probably no more ubiquitous symbol of Brussels than the cheeky 17th century bronze statue of a naked little boy urinating into a pool of water. According to folklore, in the 14th century, when the city was under siege, a little boy named Julianske saw the attackers were trying to bring down the city walls with explosives and peed on the fuse, thus saving Brussels. This is just one of the many legends behind the statue. The original statue at this location was first installed in the 15th century, made of stone. That was later replaced by a bronze one. Subject to multiple thefts, the original statue has been moved to Maison du Roi; the one here is a 1965 replica. Many times a week, for various reasons, it’s a common tradition to dress up the statue in different sorts of costumes. The full wardrobe of hundreds of costumes can be seen at the City Museum. Sometimes the statue will be hooked up to a keg of beer and is poured for people passing by the statue. The statue also has a female counterpart called Jeanneke Pis on the eastern side of the city.

Manneken Pis Ticket Prices

  • Free to view.

How To reach Manneken Pis by Public Transport

  • Buses 48, 95 stop Parlement Bruxellois.
  • Buses 46, 86, N04, N05, N06, N08, N09, N10, N11, N12, N13, N16 stop Anneessens.
  • Trams 3, 4 32 stop Anneessens.

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  • Walking around Brussels you will see a lot of magnificent statues and fixtures. And then you get to this. Not what I expected. It very small and stuff in a corner beside a waffle shop. Since you're there go to the waffle shop! Those were the best waffles I had while I was in Brussels.

  • As a symbol its a very nice fountain. You can find it easily and there are also many tourists so you see a bug crowd of people. Anyway Manneken Pis is really small so it can be quite difficult to get to see him. You can find a museum of his clothes when you go up the street that is by his left hand (it is not far away).

  • Very underwhelming sculpture. Great and fun streets surrounding it, however. The waffles must be done. If you prefer light and airy, order a Brussels style. If you prefer dense and sweet, order a liege.

  • It's a statue of a pissing boy, what do you expect from a review? Yes, it is worth to see, because Brussels is quite small (I mean the city centre). But it's a shame that this is one of the most visited sights in this beautiful city. When I was there, the boy was clothed and there were drunk singing guys giving free beer to other visitors, that's why I rated two stars instead of one.

  • It's a small statue of a boy pissing. It's a national landmark for Belgium, so if you are in Brussels you might as well go, but there is nothing much to it. Waffle shop near the the statue is famous and delicious. You should definitely try them.

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