From UNESCO: La Grand-Place in Brussels is a remarkably homogeneous body of public and private buildings, dating mainly from the late 17th century. The architecture provides a vivid illustration of the level of social and cultural life of the period in this important political and commercial centre.
Tourism Information Centre at Grand Place
Aris Grand Place Hotel
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The Grand Place or Grote Markt is the central square of Brussels, Belgium. It is surrounded by opulent Baroque guildhalls of the former Guilds of Brussels and two larger edifices; the city's Flamboyant Town Hall, and the neo-Gothic King's House or Breadhouse building containing the Brussels City Museum. The square measures 68 by 110 metres (223 by 361 ft). The Grand Place is the most important tourist destination and most memorable landmark in Brussels. It is also considered one of the most beautiful squares in Europe, and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. The square frequently hosts festive and cultural events, among them, in August of every even year, the installation of an immense flower carpet in its centre.
The Grand Place is the central square of Brussels and is surrounded by the most grandiose guildhalls, the city’s Town Hall, and the Maison du Roi.
The French writer Hugo praised Brussels Grand Place as "the most beautiful square in the world"! The square is like a huge magnetic field, attracting people from all over the world. The scene is even more spectacular than the Old Town Square in Prague! This 600-year-old Grand Place hosts various events every year: the Christmas market in winter and the Summer Beach Volleyball Tournament in May. People will push the sand from the beach in the square and feel the beach sports. Stimulation; there is also the "Grand Square Flower Carpet Festival" every two years in August, known as the world's largest man-made "flower carpet"! These beautiful buildings around the square are famous buildings of the 17th-century professional guild meeting place, the Duke's official residence, the stone building of the medieval era, and the palace of Louis XIV! The medieval buildings under the color are extraordinarily grand than the daytime! Recommend accommodation around the Grand Place, you can walk at night, easy to participate in a variety of entertainment activities!
Built in the 12th century, Brussels Grand Place is one of the "most beautiful squares in Europe" and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The surrounding Gothic buildings resemble a burning flame, and the square floor is paved with granite. The minimalist style and bright pictures show the city's cultural identity. The buildings in the Ring Square are mostly Gothic, Renaissance, Louis XIV and other architectural forms built in the Middle Ages. Their architectural styles are different, making people feel like they are in the Middle Ages. (Photos by SONY α7M3).