Manneken Pis, The Most Famous Statue in Belgium

Manneken Pis

Manneken PisThis famous little boy stands close to the Grote Markt on the corner of the Stoofstraat and the Eikstraat. On some days you can find him there naked but very often he's wearing one of more than 600 costumes. These costumes you can see in the City Museum.

There are several stories why Manneken Pis is standing here. According to one of them a little boy had watered against the door of a witch who lived where the fountain now stands. The witch was so angry that she turned the little boy into a statue. Whatever the real reason is today this statue is one of the most famous landmarks in Brussels.

View location in Brussels, Belgium
Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

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GMG said...

Always found this Manneken Pis amazing!
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Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the interesting myth of Manneken Pis and for some fab photos throughout your blog. Will definitely stop by more often!
Greetings from Cape Town,

Anonymous said...

Excellent photos. The boy gives me the urge to go and relieve myself...LOL Ah, then again, its a reminder to wear a hat when you go outside! :)