Manneken Pis, Brussels

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Corner of Rue de l' Etuve and Rue du Chêne

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    A pissing boy
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  • In Brussels the biggest traps...

    by MichaelBeech Written Aug 24, 2002

    In Brussels the biggest traps - but fun to visit are 'Mascon ***' (?) a stature in central Brussels of a boy child pissing (complete with running water). The local shop owner dresses the statue in a different outfit daily and then sells hundreds of the outfits to tourists. Makes you wonder how many people in the world have statues of pissing boys in their yard! The second trap is 'The Atom' where you can walk inside a several stories tall atom - Why not?

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    Mannekin Pis--it's small, but still see it.

    by wldeaton12 Written Oct 3, 2003

    My wife and I actually had a hard time finding the Mannekin Pis off the Grand Place--it was that small and obscure. Once we found it, of course, there was a crowd gathered there taking pictures of themselves standing beside it--as did my wife and I!

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    by stephenshephard Written Oct 15, 2003

    It is much smaller than you think, and tucked away on a fairly anonymous street corner.

    Unique Suggestions: The souvenir shop next door though shows it remains popular, and some of the gifts are quite funny (not necessarily in the way they were intended). In particular there is a huge selection of packs of playing cards, each one having the Mannekin wearing a different costume. For diehard kitsch fans only :-)

    Fun Alternatives: No point in suggesting an alternative, you know you're going to go and see it anyway.

    The essential tacky Brussels souvenir
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    Mannekin Pis

    by Packerman Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Maybe it is a must see, but the little Manneken-Pis is quite stupid. The only cool thing is that he gets dressed up in different outfits every so often.

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    OK, so its small

    by timtregenza Written Sep 24, 2003

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    OK, so its small and twee, but its free and you don't have to hang around too long.

    Unique Suggestions: Go early to avoid the crowds.

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    Maneken Pis:Well he's cute,...

    by 0yvind Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Maneken Pis:
    Well he's cute, but Brussels is filled with people wandering around looking for him. He isn't worth the quest!

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    This statue is so popular and small too!

    by denisegallegos Written Jun 3, 2007

    Everywhere you go in Brussels you will see this little boy´s figure. It is so small when you actually get to see the statue but I guess is something you have to see when you go to Brussels.

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