Legend has it that a fire began in the town square, and a boy doused it with his urine, saving town hall. A bronze statue of the little boy (in the midst of his heroic act) now sits atop a fountain outside town hall.
Lievevrouwbroersstraat 31, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
The Gran Plaz is one of Europe's most impressive squares. It's home to the town hall and 33 gloriously ornate guild houses, once the homes of butchers, bakers and haberdashers.
Place du Grand Sablon
At Sand Square outdoor market you'll find elegant cafes, art galleries and a bustling antiques market.
The Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinee, or Comic Book Art Museum, is a unique museum.
Rue des Sables 20, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
The Welcome is a reasonably priced hotel with a lot of personality located only 10 minutes from the historic center of town.
23 Quai au bois à Brûler, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Wittamer is a family-run business that has been making delicious chocolate since 1910.
Place du Grand Sablon 6, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
The former 19th-century Italian grocery is one of the oldest cafes in the city and a local favorite you can't miss.
Beursstraat 18, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
If you feel like leaving the touristy center of town, head to the Belga Queen, a restaurant favored by locals.
Rue Fossé aux Loups 32, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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