"Brabo" Brabo Fountain Tip by mvtouring

Brabo Fountain, Antwerp: 25 reviews and 41 photos


In the middle of the 'Grote Markt' stands the Brabo fountain. The statue was made by sculptor Jef Lambeaux in 1887. According to a legend, a terrible giant, called Druoon Antigoon, lived on the banks of the river Scheldt in ancient times. Whenever sailors on the Scheldt river refused to pay toll to the giant, he punished them by cutting off their hand. A Roman soldier, Silvius Brabo, who was a nephew of Julius Caesar, managed to kill the giant. Brabo cut off the hand of the giant and threw the hand away in the river.

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  • Updated Jul 5, 2009
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