Brussels’ Grand-Place is one of the most beautiful square of its kind in the world, surrounded by guild houses, the City Hall, and the Maison du Roi. The Grand-Place was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1998, so you know it’s worth the trip!
A little history
In the past, the Brussels Grand-Place was a marketplace for traders and locals. While you’re there, look out for the surrounding street names, which come from the types of produce once sold there.
As the city developed, buildings were erected around the Grand-Place including the Maison du Roi. Most of these buildings needed to be rebuilt or restored after the French bombing of 1695, making the Grand-Place the magnificent attraction it is today.