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

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Even in the rain, the views are amazing, especially the Town Hall. Amazing choice of places to eat - was difficult to choose between them!

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Sun City West, Arizona
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The buildings are amazing. Great photo ops any time of the day. Fun to browse through the market items when set up. Like a big garage sale, but somehow here the "stuff" looks better.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Beautiful area with impressive buildings that are beautiful with the intricate roof lines and meandering streets with shops and outdoor cafes. Great area to just wander through the streets looking at all of the great buildings and shops there. The outdoor market was going on when we went, and it had a lot of great stalls with homemade items to... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A very pleasant and lovely area with many shops and restaurants. A nice clean area to just hang out in or to spend some time having a beer and fries. Beautiful buildings everywhere you look and a short walk to the riverfront.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This whole place is a great market area perfect for strolling, shopping and even hunting for different types of food. The vibe of the place is quite different. The area is surrounded with quite a lot of historical and beautiful buildings like the city halls that usually have the flags of various nations fluttering in the air. The fountain outside... More

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is were Thomas Moore and Erasmus discussed politics and philosophy. Many guilds houses were restaured. If you cannot make it to Brussels Grand-Place, this is a very equitable visit.

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