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Address: Grand-Place, Brussels, Belgium
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Over the Grand Place we see the guild house in a row among a square of typical Belgian style buildings, it's utterly spectacular! Really lovely!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Over the Grand Place we see the guild house in a row among a square of typical Belgian style buildings, it's utterly spectacular! Really lovely!

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Thank Cindy Feng Xin L
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Guild Houses were the economic center of the past in Brussels. A few of those houses are yet to be seen in the square.Still very well maintained. Its a picture book site,Lovely for photos. This area is considered as a UNESCO Heritage site. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The buildings are as beautiful at night as they are during the day simply picturesque! The gold painted trimming and features around them make it a really nice touch and very distinctive especially while shining at night They are located in one of europes most beautiful sqaures and provide an excellent atmosphere a must see

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Grand Place, the centre of Brussels, must surely be one of the most beautiful squares in Europe. It is little wonder that it is a UNESCO world heritage site The current guild houses were built by wealthy merchants and many of them also built houses around the square. The buildings are quite stunning and they glitter in the sunlight.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Again the same place as the town hall and the grand palace, all in the same square. Very beautiful architecture but can't really go inside any of them so a pretty quick trip. Recommend visiting at day and again at night for different views.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Each building has its own story but it is clear that each represent a different guild. It's interesting to recognize it and learn more about it.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

center of city... should visit evening time for light effects. Could be good place for group and to enjoy lively atmosphere.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The story has it that different guilds were in competition on which one will have a more imposing and richly decorated facade to match the wealth and influence of the respective guild. "Pissing" contests like that may lead to monstrosities, if not done right - but not here. Exquisitely decorated buildings with lots of fine and intricate golden details that... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The guild houses are all principally located in the Grand Place so a review of the latter is sort of a review of the collective houses. But each one is distinct and is worth the time to look for what makes each distinctive. A must see when in Brussels

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The golden detail is stunning, best viewed in bright sunlight. The more you look, the more amazing detail you notice. Beautiful.

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