Grote Markt, Antwerp

4.6
#2 of 16 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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  • The Grote Markt is one of Antwerp's top attractions. With the Stadhuis, the Gildehäuser and the Brabobrunnen really worth seeing.
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  • The Grote Markt of Antwerp (Great Market Square) is one of the top attractions of the city. The largest building on the square is the town hall. In the center of the market square stands right in front of the town hall of the Brabo Fountain. Small with an interesting shape and pretty.
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