The Brussels’ Grand Place is the famous and well-known central square of the capital of Belgium. It is surrounded by typical Brussels architectural buildings like the Town Hall, and the King’s House. This square is the most memorable landmark in Brussels. It is also considered one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. The square measures 68 by 110 meters.
This amazing square was bombed and destroyed in 1695, then rebuilt in the following four years by the city’s guilds. The Town Hall is the Brabantine Gothic architectural masterpiece of the whole square and is the oldest building. Constructed during the fifteenth century, it has a tower standing at 96 m tall with a statue of the archangel Michael at the top. The tower, its front archway, and the main building’s facade are conspicuously off-centre relative to one another. According to a legend, the architect of the building, upon discovering this “error”, leaped to his death from the tower.
The King’s House was finished in 1536 and later remodelled in 1873. It was owned by the Duke of Brabant. Today, it houses the Museum of the City of Brussels, which features paintings from the sixteenth century, tapestries, and small suits which form part of the Mannekin Pis’ wardrobe. The Grand Place was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998.
Here are 10 Beautiful pictures of the Brussels’ Grand Place.