Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), Brussels

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Discover how the capital city became what it is today at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles). The museum showcases a scale model of Brussels in the Middle Ages and a whole host of artifacts specific to the city, including items used by all types of people, from craftsmen to aristocrats. Paintings, textiles, tapestries, and tools fill each room of the city hall, which houses the museum. You'll recognize the building by the ornate statuary and relief carvings that distinguish it in the Grand Place, the large square in the city center. Don't miss the display of 750 costumes for the city's iconic Mannequin Pis, the famous urinating fountain. The attraction is included on the BrusselsCard (available at the tourist office), or you can purchase a ticket upon arrival. Use our Brussels road trip planning app to add Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles) and other attractions to your Brussels vacation plans.
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  • This is an amazing architecture (artistic façade) with an interesting exhibit. We found the original Bronze Manneken Pis here. There are nice paintings and artifacts there too. Well worth the visit. 
    This is an amazing architecture (artistic façade) with an interesting exhibit. We found the original Bronze Manneken Pis here. There are nice paintings and artifacts there too. Well worth the visit.  more »
  • Grand Place is in my opinion the number one tourist attraction in Brussels ,the beautiful buildings contained in this magical looking square are amazing ,one of the standout structures here is Town... 
    Grand Place is in my opinion the number one tourist attraction in Brussels ,the beautiful buildings contained in this magical looking square are amazing ,one of the standout structures here is Town...  more »
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  • Can't fault the museum. This was the last thing we visited while in Brussels while using the Brussels City Card. The architecture of the building alone is amazing, but the history of the building, Grand Place and the city in general is so rich. The museum provided us with an insight into the history of Brussels, about attacks on the city, famous artwork and sculptures and if course, the original Mannequin Pis is encased here. It was a great experience, shame we were so rushed with our own time and couldn't take everything in. Unfortunately the view of the building was partially blocked by a pop up stage :(
  • Gorgeous building filled with historical facts about Brussels. Definitely use the audio guide, it's available in English and gives lots of in depth information about the items you're looking at. This building also holds the original MannekenPis statue, the one in display in the city is a copy to protect the original from further damage. I very much enjoyed my visit here.

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