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  Manneken Pis
by SMGsBoyToy

The present-day bronze Manneken Pis was sculpted by Jerôme Duquesnoy in 1619, but a stone version - named Little Julian - stood here from the mid-14th century.

The statue's origins are lost in legend: some say he's modelled on a boy who extinguished a fire, others say he was the son of a nobleman. Whatever, the people of Brussels have adopted him as the symbol of their indomitable and irreverent spirit, and on occasion dress him up in one of his 650-odd costumes.

Address: Corner of Rue de l' Etuve and Rue du Chêne
Directions: About a 2 minute walk from The Grand Place
Phone: +32 479 27 29 29
Website: http://www.manneken-pis.be/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 28, 2004
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