Manneke Pis
Manneke Pis

Manneken Pis

Manneken Pis is a famous bronze statue located in Brussels, Belgium. It depicts a small naked boy urinating into a fountain basin. Standing about 61 cm (24 inches) tall, the statue is known for its whimsical and irreverent character. Manneken Pis is a symbol of Brussels’ sense of humor and has become one of the city’s most recognizable and beloved landmarks.

Embark on a whimsical journey through Brussels’ most beloved and iconic landmarks, where charm meets legend at the famous Manneken Pis. Nestled next to the illustrious Grand Place, this pint-sized statue has captured the hearts and imaginations of visitors for centuries, becoming a cherished symbol of the city’s playful spirit and irreverent charm.

Manneke Pis

Just a stone’s throw away from the Grand Place of Brussels, and a mere 25-minute drive from our esteemed Gresham Belson Hotel, or easily accessible via public transport, Manneken Pis awaits, ready to delight and enchant travelers from near and far.

As you make your way through the bustling streets of Brussels, the anticipation builds, and soon you will find yourself face to face with this diminutive yet iconic figure. Standing just over two feet tall, Manneken Pis captures the essence of Brussels’ joie de vivre, forever frozen in a mischievous pose, forever drawing smiles and laughter from those who encounter him.

Legend has it that the statue’s origins date back to the 17th century when a young boy saved Brussels from destruction by extinguishing a bomb with a well-aimed stream of urine. In gratitude, the citizens of Brussels erected the statue in his honor, forever immortalizing his brave deed in bronze.

So, whether you choose to take a leisurely stroll from the Grand Place or opt for the convenience of public transport, make sure to pay homage to Brussels’ most famous little hero. Let Manneken Pis’s whimsical presence and infectious joie de vivre remind you to embrace the lighter side of life and savor every moment of your Brussels adventure.

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