Manneken Pis

Interesting
Sculpted in 1619 by J Duquesnoy the Elder, the Manneken ("Little Man") Pis, or "Little Julian", brought water to the district at that time. This little pot-bellied boy symbolises 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 Louis XV, many countries and institutions have contributed to his wardrobe, which is on display at the Brussels City Museum.

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Address:

Rue de l'Étuve / Rue du Chêne, 1000 Bruxelles

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