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Grote Markt

Grote Markt, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Ranked #5 of 81 attractions in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: People-watching
Description: Antwerp's "Great Market" square is a popular attraction in the heart of the old city.
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Arusha, Tanzania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Loved the different cultures and traditional foods on sale. The people are just amazing. Visited during a public holiday when there was also some concert in the square, so there was also nice music.

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Hamilton, Canada
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155 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a great place to wander around and look at the numerous stores and beautiful buildings. Outside City Hall is the Brabo Fountain, a place where people seem to be taking an inordinate number of "selfies" when we were there. The statue commemorates the legend of the naming of the city. Around the area are numerous guild halls with... More

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53 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The surrounding buildings are the interest. Study each of the guildhalls to find their patron saints, focus of activity, etc. in lovely bas relief, weathervanes, and sculptures. The city hall is ablaze with flags of many nations representing the consulates. Of course, this is tourist central. It can be a great colorful place to have a drink and people-watching. However,... More

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Melbourne
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196 reviews 196 reviews
82 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Grote market in Antwerp is your average market square with restaurants on the outer sides and an area to hold the market on the inside. Whilst we were there a market was set up with some different types of stalls, mainly with food and some selling alcoholic drinks, like a pop up bar. Our hotel was right next to... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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108 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This site is one of the more beautiful squares in Belgium. Just like all of the other tourists, take some time to go by and take some pictures. I recommend eating or getting a drink at one of the many nearby restaurants and bars.

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Quito, Ecuador
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130 reviews 130 reviews
59 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is one of the best central place I´ve been to and it is because of their surroundings, the neighborhood portraits beautiful timeless houses and the castle! oh what a nice city!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A certain amount of cheap tat, as at all markets. But there were excellent local food and drink items on sale. The real deal - not some tourist thing.

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Kintnersville, Pennsylvania
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Grote Markt is beautiful. I'd recommend a visit. The side streets and churches are worth exploring.

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Moscow, Russia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The main square of Antwerpen. Very beautiful and majestic one. As for me it was the best squares I've visited in Belgium, so must visit!

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Galway
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

All visitors to the City should not miss a walk around the Groot Markt. The buildings are just stunning, from the Cathedral to the Town Hall. It is also a joy to wander around the shops and businesses situated in these historic buildings.

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