Manneken Pis 4.5 rating


Just a short walk from the Grand Place-Grote Markt is the Manneken Pis, a small bronze statue thought to represent the 'irreverent spirit' of Brussels. This statue is of a child performing one of Nature's most basic functions. Belgians have created hundreds of outfits for this statue. There are many stories of the statue's significance. It is believed to have been inspired by a child who, while in a tree, found a special way to drive away invading troops. Another story goes that a father was missing his child and made a declaration to the city that when he found him he would build a statue of him, doing whatever it was that he was doing. It has also been said a witch turned him to stone for peeing on her property. Yet another story goes that Brussels was under siege and enemies had planted explosives in the city; a boy saw the lit fuse and urinated on it, preventing the explosives from blowing up thus saving the city. None is definitively true.



About Manneken Pis

 Brussels, Belgium

 +32 479 27 29 29

Manneken Pis and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Grand Place

Grand Place(0.3 km)
The Grand Place or Grote Markt is the iconic square of Brussels, surrounded by the Town Hall and a range of beautiful 300 year old buildings.

Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula

Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula(0.8 km)
National church of Belgium where royal weddings and funerals take place.


Tenbosch(3 km)


Coudenberg(0.8 km)
The Coudenberg Hill is an archaeological site with the remnants of a grand fortified palace from the 12th century.

Great Synagogue of Europe

Great Synagogue of Europe(0.8 km)

La Monnaie

La Monnaie(0.6 km)

Academy Palace

Academy Palace(1.1 km)

Monument Everard 't Serclaes

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