Grote Markt, Antwerp

4.6
#2 of 16 in Historic Sites in Antwerp
Get a sense for the beating heart of the old city at Grote Markt, which translates as "Great Market Square." Take a look at the Gothic city hall and Baroque guildhalls, ornate narrow buildings with gilded decoration accenting the facade. These housed powerful artisan guilds who looked after each other and protected the techniques of their craft for future generations. Have your photo taken next to Brabo Fountain, designed by Jef Lambeaux and depicting the local legend of the hero Brabo conquering the giant Antigoon. Stop by the tourist office for information on events in the square, such as the Christmas Market and skating rink. Take a look at our Antwerp road trip website to schedule your visit to Grote Markt and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It is a pity that the town hall is in positions and it should always last 10 years or so in Belgium, and everything should also be done at the same time. But once finished it's definitely worth a visit
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  • Very nice to walk around even during the end of autumn ! If there’s no rain you can see many sculptures and nice old buildings !  more »
  • It is place with soul for people who likes old buildings and climatic atmosphere. Walking in the evening there gives a lot of pleasure.  more »
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