Grand Place in Brussels

Grand Place Overview

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The Grand Place or the Grote Markt is one of the most beautiful squares, not only in Brussels, but also in Europe. Displaying architecture from three different eras’; Baroque, Gothic and Louis XIV, the square is truly an aesthetic delight and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Initially the Grand Palace was a marketplace where traders would set up stalls to sell food ans hence the streets surrounding the square are named after food items, such as chicken, cheese and herbs. The Grand Place is a popular venue among both locals and tourists and the square is always full of young couples, school children and families strolling along the square, chatting and eating.

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