Grote Markt, Antwerp

4.6
#2 of 15 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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  • This plaza is quite close to the Cathedral of Our Lady which is probably the most famous church in Antwerp. There is plenty going on in the square with beautiful old buildings all around you. There.....  more »
  • There was no water running on this day it was a Sunday and very windy it was busy enough like the photo lots of maintance work going on  more »
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