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Address: Grand-Place 8, Brussels 1000, Belgium

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Half monument half myth

Monument, dedicated to Everard T Serclaes. He was liberator of Brussels. Sculpture is work of Julien Dillens. A good art work, is partly a tourist trap. Allegedly it brings luck... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Miha P
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Maribor, Slovenia
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Maribor, Slovenia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Monument, dedicated to Everard T Serclaes. He was liberator of Brussels. Sculpture is work of Julien Dillens. A good art work, is partly a tourist trap. Allegedly it brings luck to visitors of the place if they touch it. You can believe if you want.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our tour guide told us that touching the statue from head to toe gives good luck; touching the arm gives love (the most shiny part of the statue); touching the dog gives good economic fortune. Many tourists stop by for pictures, but the line moves quickly. One normally waits less than a minute or two. Believe it or not, come... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This sculpture is on a wall of the Grand Place as you head towards Mannekin Pis. The sculpture is said to bring good luck to those who strike the bronze arm.

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Thank Dawn C
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This is a classical example of "touch to get good luck" sculpture as the one in Prague, Verona, etc. It is situated next to the city hall which is a must see, so a picture doesn't take much time out of the budget

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Thank Mathias B
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We just stumbled on this tourist attraction on our way to Manneken Pis and it is also really close to Grand Place. As we had not read about the importance of this place we were not sure why tourist were taking photos and touched the arm on the sculpture. If you want to visit this you might want to read... More 

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Thank Rebecca J
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

It's part of Brussels history which supposedly grants one wish to those who stroke it. I wished for something good in Brussels which didn't come true. It's a nice small depiction of a corpse. Five doors down on your right if you face it there is a place to buy really tasty ice-cream to go on your waffles. The square... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this without knowing what it was, so we looked into his history on Trip advisor. It is well maintained.

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Thank Eric K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

It's a beautiful sculpture into a wall, just on the side of Grand Place towards Manneken Piss. It is believed that it will make your wish come true if you make it while touching the sculpture

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Thank TanjaTomic
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

A very old statue but well maintained,full of myths.It is supposed to bring luck to anyone who touches it, it was crowded as people were all wanting to touch it for "Good Luck" The statue was sculpted by an artist by the name of Julien Dillens. Since this sculpture has many stories its good to look up the Internet, get... More 

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Bhubaneswar, India
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

They say that this statue grants the wishes of anyone who touches it The City of Brussels has placed a copy of the statue of Everard t'Serclaes at the Grand-Place. The original statue from 1902 is being restored.

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