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Belgium Brussels Grand Place Grote Markt
 

It is sometimes called Grote Markt, Grand Place or Market square and is considered to be as one of the most beautiful town squares in Europe or may be in the world. The Grand Place is located in the capital city of Belgium, Brussels. The daughter of Filip II of Spain, Archduchess Isabella visited Brussels in 1599 and wrote that she never saw a so beautiful town square. The Grand Place is the main attraction of the city of Brussels; the area is visited the whole year around from tourists from the world. As from the 12th century Brussels became a commercial crossroad sbetween Bruges, France and Cologne. On the market and in the harbour were sold, French wines, English wool and German beer. Even the Belgians like to go to the Grand Place even they have been there many times to have a good Belgian beer or a coffee on one of the terraces. Beginning of July takes place the most famous events the Ommegang and the biennial flower carpet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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