Grand Place - Grote Markt, Brussels
This is where the centre of the old town is located. It's dominated by the marvelous Town Hall, opposite the King's House, and surrounded by ancient guildhouses of the 17th century.
It never fails to impress me and many tourists along with me, this square of grand buildings...
I guess there are far better photos in other VT pages but heck, I need my own!
Grand ' Place in Brussels is so stunning, you cannot help taking loads of pictures. There are also really great bars and restaurants in the vicinity, I would recommend going, its well worth it!
The main hub of activity, a huge square with restaurants and bars. A beautiful spectacle when lit at night.
A perfect example of neo gothics and guild houses. A close view on the facade of "Broodhuis" impressive building on the Market Place
Even on a cold, gray October Sunday afternoon Grand'Place was teeming with tourists as well as locals out for a Sunday stroll. Please see the travelogue for details of some of the buildings.
The most beautiful square in all of Brussels. Some have even called it the most beautiful square in all of Euorpe.
Another side to the Grand Place. Just looking around this square you can see the history and beauty of Brussels.
Every two years, on the 15 of August weekend, the "Grand Place" is covered by a giant flowers carpet which can be viewed from the balcony the Town Hall forthree euros. A unforgettable scene!!
A closer look to what the Grand Place of Brussels has to be proud of...the gothic facades with more sculptured statues.
On the peaks of the roofs you can see different statues that are symbols for the patrons of the guilds.
A detail from the facade of the Golden Sloop.
Any dificulty at all to recognize the prow of an old boat.
The most popular place in Brussels is in the central square. The Grand Place dominate the view with its gotic architecture. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Brussels is also lovely on the dark days before christmas, when there is a christmas market.
There are a lot of nicely decorated houses on the Grote Markt like this one here.
This is Brussels major tourist attraction. The buildings on this square are all beautifully decorated. The Town Hall is also located on this square.