Discover the origins of the city and its amazing development through the ages. Internationally renowned works of art, ffrom altarpieces and tapestries to paintings and sculptures, will reveal their secrets to you. All these masterpieces were made in Brussels! Finally, uncover the true history of Manneken-Pis and see the original statue which is carefully preserved in the museum.
The visit begins with the original statue on display at the Brussels City Museum! And yes, it’s a copy that acts as a fountain. Our guide tells you the incredible story of Manneken-Pis to better understand the importance of this urinating little boy figure. A stroll then takes you in the footsteps of several ancient fountains with, of course, a stop at the corner of rue de l’Etuve and rue du Chêne to discover rue de Manneken-Pis. Besides, is he dressed? Head to the GardeRobe to understand where this unique tradition comes from. The most emblematic costumes of the collection are presented there. And you, which one do you prefer?
Travel back in time and immerse yourself in the greatest moments of the most beautiful square in the world:
Moreover, discover major buildings such as the Town Hall and the Maison du Roi. How have they deteriorated over the centuries? Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the renovations during the 1850-1920 period, the current restoration campaigns and the UNESCO World Heritage classification.