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These Peeing Statues Are Tourist Attractions in Brussels

These peeing statues are tourist attractions in Brussels. It’s kinda weird, right? Huge statues like the “Statue of Liberty” in New York or “Christ The Redeemer” in Rio de Janiero are famous in their size and historical value. But, these tiny statues in Brussels are a league on their own. Peeing statues as tourist attractions? Never heard of that, eh?

These are the peeing statues in Brussels that you have to see. Well, two of them are the most famous while the other one seems to be unheard of among tourists.

Let’s see them.

Mannekin Pis (Little Man Pee)

Yes, I know what you’re thinking, “What’s the fuss about this little guy peeing?” Well, apparently, this bronze statue of a child has been peeing since 1618! However, the current statue you see on the corner of Rue du Chene and Rue de l’etuve dates back from 1965. The original, which was repeatedly stolen, is hidden somewhere at Grand Place.

These Peeing Statues Are Tourist Attractions in Brussels (Manneken Pis).

These Peeing Statues Are Tourist Attractions in Brussels (Manneken Pis).

An interesting fact about this statue is that he’s dressed whatever the occasion is: Santa Claus, Dracula, Sailor, Organ Builder, Mayor, etc. I was so lucky that I got to see him in his birthday suit! 😀

Jeanneke Pis

This is the female version of the Manneken Pis above. Unlike her male counterpart, Jeanneke Pis is hidden somewhere in a dead-end alley where you have to pass a crowded watering hole frequented by locals and tourists alike. You’d miss it if you’re not keen on looking for her. But, don’t worry, the tipsy patrons know who you’re looking for and they’d be glad to point her to you. She’s tinier than the Little Man Pee.

These Peeing Statues Are Tourist Attractions in Brussels (Jeanneke Pis).

These Peeing Statues Are Tourist Attractions in Brussels (Jeanneke Pis).

You’ll find her on the East side of Impasse de la Fidelite.

Zinneke Pis

Seldom you can find a peeing dog statue, right? Perhaps, there are only very few in the world. Most peeing dog we see are real dogs who’d pee anywhere they’d fancy. 😀  Zinneke Pis is the least known of the three peeing statues. Friends of mine of have been to Brussels were surprised to know when I told them that there’s a peeing dog statue in the city. While the first two statues above are continuously peeing, Zinneke Pis doesn’t really “pee.” No piss coming out of his… you know. 😉

These Peeing Statues Are Tourist Attractions in Brussels (Zinneke Pis / Peeing Dog Statue).

These Peeing Statues Are Tourist Attractions in Brussels (Zinneke Pis / Peeing Dog Statue).

You can spot Zinneke Pis at the corner of Rue de Chartreaux and Rue de Viex-Marche. Unlike the Manneken Pis and Jeanneke Pis, don’t look up, but look down – and you’ll find Brussels’ famous peeing dog.

BONUS STATUE: Cat on a Bike Statue

This sexy cat wearing a hot pink tank top and a very tight, black spandex shorts on her bike is a head turner. The locals call it as, “Statue La Chatte a Bicyclette.” And guess what, the local government paid Alain Sechas (the sculptor) for 100,000 euros. Do you think it’s worth it?

"Statue La Chatte a Bicyclette" (Cat on a Bike Statue, Brussels, Belgium).

“Statue La Chatte a Bicyclette” (Cat on a Bike Statue, Brussels, Belgium).

You find this sexy feline at Rue Montagne Aux-Herbes Potagenes. She’s right in front of  Galeries Royales St Hubert where you’ll find dozens of Belgian chocolates.

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