Grote Markt van Antwerpen, Antwerp

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Get a sense for the beating heart of the old city at Grote Markt van Antwerpen, 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 van Antwerpen and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • In the Old city near the Hyde River, this irregular square on the west side is the Ontario City Hall, which is located in the north side is a fine line of commercial buildings, and the south side is a few restaurants with open-air seating, one of the Brabo of the origins of the name of the place, the statue of a giant troll, The Holy Mother Cathedral is towering in the south. Billy's classic architecture is beautiful and intricate, and every building building around the square is worth appreciating. Since the city hall was facing east, I had to go to the front of the sun before sunset to see the details of the buildings.
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  • Very nice, surrounded by cafe, beer bars and restaurants on your choice. Traveling back in time by looking on the beautiful buildings.  more »
  • a charming place closed to the public, you can wander and the atmosphere is very good, usually have good atmosphere on the terraces!
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  • Very nice place
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