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  Beautiful Guild houses
by filipdebont
 
 

The Grote Markt is surrounded by beautiful guild houses. The picture shows you the short Market side, on the right hand side when you stand with your face towards the City hall.

Each Guild had its own Guild house.

From right to left you see:
- The king of Spain or the Bakery house, with a dome with a gilded wind vane.
- The wheelbarrow, also named the Vettewariershouse.
- The Bag, the house of the Cabinetmakers and the Coopers.
- The She-Wolf, former possession of the crossbow shooting guild. Above the entrance you can see Remus and Romulus, breastfed by a she-wolf.
- The Horn, house of the ship's guild
- The Fox, house of the thread and band sellers.

You can see each house has its own history.

Address: Grand Place,1000 Brussels
Directions: Around the Square

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  • Updated Mar 8, 2004
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