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Manneken Pis, Brussels: 171 reviews and 235 photos
And here it is, our famous symbol: Manneken Pis. Okay, I agree, it may not be very stylish to have a little guy peeing as a symbol or your country, but if you see the distance of the jet, you will agree that it does deserve some respect, no? ;-)
There are many legends about the Manneken. According to one of them a little boy had watered against the door of a witch who lived where the fountain now stands. The witch was so angry that she turned the little boy into a statue.
Another legend says that a man had lost his little son. He found the child after two days near the place where now the fountain of manneken-pis can be seen. When the father spotted his child, the latter was peeing. As a token of gratitude the father had the fountain with a statue of a peeing boy constructed.
The Manneken is very often dressed. He has a wardrobe of more than 600 costumes!
Address: Corner of Rue de l' Etuve and Rue du Chêne
Directions: At Rue du Lombard
Phone: +32 479 27 29 29
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