The square consists largely of restaurants and bars which dominate the wide pavements, with some banks and other retail services, serving the employees and members of the neighbouring European Parliament as well as the other European Institutions and associated organisations which are mostly located close-by. In the centre of the square is a statue of John Cockerill, a prominent British-Belgian 19th century industrialist, which is a copy of the statue outside Seraing town hall in Liège. The figure of Cockerill is leaning against an anvil and surrounded by an industrial figures from period: a glassmaker, a mechanic, a puddler and a miner. Cockerill's motto, Work and Intelligence, are engraved upon the statue.
1050 Ixelles, Belgium
Place du Luxembourg and Nearby Attractions on Map
Manneken Pis(1.8 km)
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.
Grand Place(1.7 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(1.3 km)
National church of Belgium where royal weddings and funerals take place.
La Cambre Abbey(2.2 km)
The Abbey of La Cambre is a medieval Cistercian abbey founded in 1201, and subsequently rebuilt over the centuries, mostly in the 18th century.
The Coudenberg Hill is an archaeological site with the remnants of a grand fortified palace from the 12th century.
Josaphat Park(2.8 km)
Great Synagogue of Europe(1.3 km)
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