Grote Markt, Antwerp

4.6
#2 of 15 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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  • Most Iconic Point in Antwerp. Must See (be hard to miss). Great story behind the Brabo Statue. I also recommend looking into joining the free tour that starts from the Grote Markt.  more »
  • We were there for the Christmas markets, and I have to say this area was absolutely beautifully done up for the festive period. Would highly recommend Antwerp at this time of year.  more »
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