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Mechelen, city of the moon extinguishers is located in the Province of Antwerp.
The river "Dijle" is dividing the city in two main parts. The left upper part (Korenmarkt and Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk) - the right part and second settlement around the Central Market and the Rumbold's cathedral.
Although Mechelen suffered badly during the World Wars of the 20th century, a lot of interesting and beautiful old buildings have been preserved. To name a few :
The St. Rumbold's Cathedral, the former Palace of Margaret of Austria, the Town Hall, and several really beautiful and enchanting houses.
Topics in Mechelen :
-Sint Rumbold's Cathedral.
-The townhall and house of councellors
-The Palace of Margareta of York
-The G.Dewit tapestry museum
-Brewery museum (dutch VT members told me !!)
-Palace of Justice
and many more - just take your time.
Sharrie Shaw, visiting Belgium in June 2005 was consulting the beer list. Finally she had a local beer called "Golden Carolus" named after the famous King "Charles the 5th" - Her comment after tasting - it's different from the Chinese or Japanese beers. No more, no less
- Pros:Nice city to visit; many buildings from the 16th century
- Cons:It is not easy to find the train station
The most important name in medieval architecture in the former Netherlands is that of the Keldermans family, of which... more travel advice
Written Jun 7, 2005
Visiting the Tapestry museum
Written Apr 30, 2007
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