It also embodies their sense of humour called zwanze  in the dialect of Brussels and their independence of mind. This site is served by the premetro station Bourse on lines 3 and 4 and the bus stops Grand Place and Cesar de Paepe. The earliest mention of the existence of Manneken Pis can be found in an administrative text, dating from —, about the water lines supplying the fountains of Brussels.
Skip to content. If you've been to Brussels, chances are you've seen Manneken Pis, the bronze fountain statue of a little boy peeing into a basin. It's an icon in the Belgian capital and probably the most visited tourist attraction, along with Grand Placethe central square in Brussels.
As far as micturating statuary goes, Manneken Pis in Brussels has been the gold standard for an astonishing years. However, Helsinki introduced a charming new entrant a couple years ago that is less whimsical little kid peeing happily, and more chagrined adult who did not intend for you to see this. Standing 8.
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Quite Harry Potter-ish is the first legend. He had relieved himself on her front door, so she decided to transform him into a stone statue. Fortunately, a good old man appeared with a statue similar to the little boy.
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Inthe Brussels Authorities decided to remodel the Manneken- Pis fountain, replacing the column, pool and statue. The artist sculpted a baroque interpretation of the theme of the urinating child, which has roots in ancient Greco-Roman art, where it was common to see Cupid, the god of love personified as a naked boy with or without wingsdepicted as a urinating boy. Download the legendes.
It is, in other words, a place where only the bravest would dare to pee. At such a breathtaking height, in such a perilous position, a cool head and steady feet meant the difference between satisfaction and sudden death. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of Atlas Obscura in your inbox. Follow us on Twitter to get the latest on the world's hidden wonders.
Upon arrival in Brussels one of the first attractions you are shown is the Manneken Pis little pee man in Flemish. The peeing boy is a small bronze fountain statue from the 17th century that is tall just 61cm 24 inches. Many great legends bring this little statue to life in the hearts of visitors, and the question is why was this statue erected?