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“Beautiful Square”
Review of Grand Place

Grand Place
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US$70.12*
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Private Tour: Brussels Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #1 of 400 things to do in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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.
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“Beautiful Square”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

We were here on a Sunday and it was packed with people. There were a lot to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts conducting a treasure hunt so it wasn't as enjoyable as it could have been. But there are many interesting buildings to marvel at.

Visited November 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Unmissable”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

This has to be visited as it is one of the world's most spectacular squares. Get there by Metro, getting off at Gare Centrale and follow the crowds. The approach is through little streets which hides the splendour if the square. The architecture is magnificent and it's a great place to sit out at one of the many cafes for a coffee, chocolate or beer. From the square it's a brief walk to Galleries St Hubert which is a lovely glass covered arcade with shops, many of them selling chocolate. If you are in the area, Place du Sablon is worth a visit for the church, market of antique/bric-a-brac and many cafes.

Visited October 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Exceptional late medieval city hall and surrounding buildings.”
Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

Grand Place is one of the best preserved central squares in Europe. Late medieval style guild's mansions all gathered around the city hall. Truly exceptional.

Visited November 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“The most beautiful Square in Europe”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Drinks expensive, but not too bad when you can seat in a terrace and admire the view... I am leaving in Brussels now and grab every opportunity to have a coffee at the Grand Place.

Visited November 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“One of the wonders of the world”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

This is simply a fantastic place. It always inspires and impresses me every time I go there and I go several times a year. It really is worth travelling to Brussels just to see this.

Visited October 2013
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