Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium

Grand Place is the main square in the historic centre of Brussels. It's surrounded by opulent buildings, the Town Hall and the King's House, currently the city museum, mainly dating from the 17th century. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The earliest written reference to Grand Place dates from the 12th century already featuring buildings of public power and corporative buildings. In 1695 Grand Place was heavily damaged due to the bombardment inflicted by the army of Louis XIV. The heart of the medieval city then underwent a campaign of reconstruction which was spectacular not only by the speed of implementation but also by the ornamental wealth and architectural coherence.


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