It is joined to Cafe Delirium, behind the Grand Place and has bars across it but is nicer and less crowded than the Manneken Pis. It was built in 1985 and opened in 1987. All the money that is thrown into the fountain goes to cancer research.
The sight of holly always moves me because in Spain it's in danger of extinction and is highly protected. Every time I see it, I get a strong maternalistic feeling to care for it. Thinking about this, I was taking a picture of the red balls and pointed, oval, green and yellow leaves, when I noticed that behind the plant there was a quiet and expressive man. He had his name at his feet. A tourist brochure described Jules Destree as a "multiple and resolutely modern man whose actions took place at the end of the 19th and early 20th century." He was actually a social lawyer and politician who denounced the lack of patriotic spirit among the Belgians in his book "Il n'y a pas de Belges". A man who undoubtedly liked vodka, because he kept the tops once he was finished with the bottle, as a souvenir.
In the middle of the square, practically flanking San Rumoldo Cathedral, is the only female statue in the country. It is in honor of Margaret of Austria, who was governor in times of Spanish sovereignty and was remembered for it in a sober and balanced way.