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Manneken Pis
Rue de l'Étuve / Rue du Chêne, 1000 Bruxelles Driving directions
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Sculpted in 1619 by J Duquesnoy the Elder, the Manneken ("Little Man") Pis, also known as "Little Julian", brought water to the district at that time. This little pot-bellied boy is a symbol of Brabançon vigour. In the name of decency, or to honour "the oldest citizen of Brussels", it is traditional to offer him an item of clothing. From the time of Louis XV, many countries and institutions have contributed to his wardrobe, which is on display at the Garde-robe Manneken Pis museum.

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    Bocconi
    MICHELIN 2021
    148 m - rue de l'Amigo 1, 1000 Bruxelles
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    La Table de Mus
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    188 m - place de la Vieille Halle aux Blés 31, 1000 Bruxelles
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    Namaste
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    374 m - rue Jules Van praet 30, 1000 Bruxelles