Manneken Pis

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Manneken Pis is a fountain sculpture situated in the city of Brussels in Belgium. The small bronze sculpture portrays a little boy urinating into a fountain basin. The fountain was unveiled in 1619, having been designed by Hieronymus Duquesnoy the Elder. The current sculpture on the fountain is a replica which was put in place in 1965, the original sculpture is housed in Museum of the City of Brussels. The sculpture is said to represent the people of the city of Brussels, showing their sense of humour and independence of mind. The sculpture has many legends attached to it. The fountain sculpture is also dressed up in different costumes regularly by the non-profit association "The Friends of Manneken-Pis".

Getting there

The fountain is situated in the city centre. If travelling by car, head for the ‘Albertine Square’ car park. The fountain is a 5 to 10-minute walk away from the central train and metro stations. The 33 bus stops at the fountain.

Opening Times and Admission

The fountain is situated on a public street, so is free to visit at any hour of any day. The fountain is protected by a small fence.

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  • Manneken Pis, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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