The statue of Manneken Pis

Manneken pis statue

One of the ideal places to visit while staying in Brussels is the Manneken Pis which is a popular and attractive 61 centimeter tall bronze fountain sculpture of a small boy urinating in the basin of the fountain. The sculpture was designed by Jerome Duquesnoy and put in place approximately in 1618 or 1619 at the junction of la rue de l’Etuve and la rue du Chêne. To locate it, one uses the left lane next to the Brussels Town Hall (Grand Place) and walks for a few meters to where the statue is located at the left corner.

The statue is usually dressed in several hundred different costumes which are changed in a colorful ceremony several times every week as per a published schedule. Amongst the costumes include national dresses of people from other countries who had previously visited the site as tourists. Thus, people who visit the site always have great memories and might get the national dress from their country of origin be used as a costume for the statue.

Practical Informations:

Metro / Train station: Gare Centrale

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