"The Market Square ..." Market Square Tip by Cichlide

Market Square, Antwerp: 5 reviews and 3 photos

<font face='comic sans ms' size='3'>The Market Square

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<font face='comic sans ms' size='2'>The heart of the City on the Scheldt beats at the Grote Markt, an irregularly-shaped square, surrounded by decorative guild houses dating from the 16th and 17th century. This square is home to the statue of Brabo. According to a 16th century legend his action (throwing a hand, or in Dutch 'Hand werpen') led to the city being given its name. The 15th century City Hall is a successful blend of the Flemish style and Italian Renaissance characteristics.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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