Manneken pisIt’s a 61 cm bronze sculpture in the centre of Brussels, depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain's basin. It was designed by Hiëronymus Duquesnoy the Elder and put in place in 1618 or 1619. The current statue is a replica which dates from 1965.
See the small naked boy peeing
Manneken PisIn just about a kilometer's walk from the Grand place you will come across the most visited place in Belgium. Hold on to that statement as your senses will have a tough time in correlating what you just read and what you will see. This is a small statue of a young boy pissing. That's it. And by small i mean really small, like tiny. So tiny that a guy of average height will totally block the statue from your vision. Apparently during the festive seasons the boy will be clothed in traditional attire. This is one of those places you visit just to put a mental tick mark (and look at the funny expressions of people saying "that's it?, hahaha)While you are doing all the walking near the Grand place and the Manneken pis do check out the chocolate and the comic book stores. Belgium chocolates, and Waffles are one of the best that I have tasted.
From there we moved towards Mannekin Pis, a landmark of small bronze sculpture in Brussels, depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain's basin. On the way we found various cartoon characters painted on the walls famous as comic street in Brussels. From there we returned back to Grand Place as it was around 7:30pm. As we reached, I saw a beautiful carpet decorated by flowers. It was a carpet of 77 m x 24 m and is composed by about 120 volunteers, with nearly 1 million begonias in less than 4 hours.
But how do you know that you are at Brussels ? May sound funny to some , but a peeing boy statue at every nook & corner of the streets, the Manneken Pis ,will help you confirm your location. It’s kind of a Statue with National Importance here . (original one is a Bronze Statue)