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Manneken Pis
The famous Manneken Pis remains the emblem of the rebellious spirit of the City of Brussels. His wardrobe counts more than 900 suits. The Museum of the City of Brussels presents one hundred of these suits. A multimedia database allows the visitors to consult the whole wardrobe of the famous ketje.Manneken Pis plan was at first a fountain that played an essential role in the former distribution of drinking water since the 15th century. The system was well known in all of Europe.Towards the end of the 17th century, the statue became more and more important in the city life. It was also a survivor of the bombardment of Brussels in 1695. Manneken Pis became a precious good and enjoys a ceaselessly growing glory.During big events, we adorn him with luxurious clothes. We know that in the 18th century, Manneken Pis was dressed at least 4 times a year. Since he lost his main function in the network of water conveyance of the City in the 19th century, Manneken Pis gradually became an image and symbol of the Brussels folklore, the joy of the inhabitants and their capacity of self mockery.


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