"Marble sculptures in Le Petit Sablon" Place du Petit Sablon Tip by filipdebont

Place du Petit Sablon, Brussels: 35 reviews and 70 photos

  Le Petit Sablon
by filipdebont

In the small park, Le Petit Sablon, you can see, besides the big statue of Egmont and Hoorne, lots of white Carrara marble statues.

These statues represent the heroes who fought against the Spanish tyranny or intellectuals and scientists from the 16th century. They all have in common the fact that they devoted their lives to conquering their freedom of thought.

Some of the names of the statues: William of Orange-Nassau, Corneille de Vriendt (sculptor and architect of the Antwerp City Hall), Gerard Mercator (geographer), . . .

Address: Le Petit Sablon park
Directions: At Rue de la Régence
Website: http://www.brussels.be/artdet.cfm/5462

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  • Written Mar 3, 2004
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