Manneken PisCurrently Open
- Address: 1000 Brussels, Belgium
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:15 Mins
- Tags: Statue, Family And Kids
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.
- Free to view.
- 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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3.35% of people who visit Brussels include Manneken Pis in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
20.83% of people start their Manneken Pis visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Manneken Pis
56.52% of people prefer walking in order to reach Manneken Pis
It's the most well known statue of Brussells. It is usually dressed in funny clothes. The area is full of tourists, very crowded, so take care of your belongings Near by, there is also the museum that presents the outfits for the statue and a lot of shops.
Shouldn't miss waffles in the near by stores to the statues. Great taste. Probably the finest one you will ever have
The stories of manneken Pis are hilarious. Ask any local person and you surely will be entertained. One of the story goes that he was able to extinguish the biggest fire in the city just by peeing in it. There are 4 status around the grand palace and you should visit Each of them. Also variety of food including fries and waffles are available in the area.
Tiny, tacky and crowded. Gets 2 stars because it's free and there's awesome waffles 2 door's up. Worth going to to say you've been but Brussels had so much more to offer.
How disappointing, this iconic statue is located down a little back street, naturally that can't be helped but it was dressed in a hat, jacket and some sort of medal. Completely detracted from what we had expected to see.