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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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Foz do Iguacu, PR
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

great meeting place to start a visit in Antwerpen, close to everything in town and surroundings; nice Rubens statue in the middle and nice view of the cathedral

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This market place is very old and well preserved with beautiful guild houses with statues on the roofs that are beautifully preserved. It is worth taking your time looking up and seeing them all with the townhouse in all its glory and the cathedral as backdrop nearby.

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Webster, Texas
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37 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I would often find myself in this center during the late afternoon after I got off work, and the weekends I had would find me here mid morning. The architecture of the buildings is amazing, the detail and work put into the facades of these buildings. The square is large, and open, cobblestones but accessible to those with a wheelchair.... More

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Toured Eastern Europe with my wife in 2012, and had the opertunaty to visit the " Grote Markt". We enjoyed every moment, so much to see in this historical area!!!

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pasadena
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Following some years of restoration, the Grote Markt is looking better than ever. I think Antwerp's beats Brussel's.

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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I found this 'square' to be more exciting than other cities'. There is something for everyone, with shopping nearby, architecture ot admire and cafes to dine - there is no shortage of quick easy entertainment at or nearby Grote Markt.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

another beautiful square in a belgian city. great place for taking a lot of pictures, all the buildings are amazing. i wouldn't compare it with the one in brussles or brugge but still a beautiful place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A square only really with 2 sides of historic buildings but what great buildings. City Hall is decked out with every flag of the EU and some more besides. Very Colourful.

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Grimstad, Norway
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Old buildings, historic places, eating places, souvenir shops, chocolates, many people. and many more are here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a great area with impressive architecture surrounding it and is filled with lots of restaurants and cafés. We visited on a Sunday and found that there was no market and that most of the big shops were closed such as Forever 21 and H&M. Not sure if this is the norm for a Sunday. Would recommend a visit... More

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