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Zurenborg

Antwerp, Belgium
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Ranked #15 of 81 attractions in Antwerp
Type: Neighborhoods
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Kingston, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Well worth a detour to walk around and admire the variety of decorative styles on these quiet streets, said to result from an architectural design competition at the start of the last century.

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Noordeloos, The Netherlands
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314 reviews 314 reviews
75 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A great neighbourhood. Take all the time you have, to enjoy it - provided you're a Jugendstil fan. The Tramplein roundabout is a good place with several restaurants and terraces to be used as a starting point, and is served by street car line 11.

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Paranaque, Philippines
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The Mabuhay bed and breakfast where I've slept was in this beautiful neighbourhood. This area has plenty of good restaurants and bars. Nice to have an evening walk.

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Paris, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

this is the place to make a side trip away from the center for! The buildings and neighborhood are so well preserved it boggles the mind to think they almost demolished this area to build a new! thank god it was saved in time.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Zurenborg area is beautifully set out around a square where there are many restaurants and bars. The houses are amazing , with Art Nouveau stained glass windows and wrought iron and carved wood room dividers. The houses are all individual with window boxes and potted plants outside. Its easy to walk here from Central station.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

During a city trip to Antwerp, we diverted from the regular tourist route and land by sheer coincidence in the Zurenborg area. Stroll in the direction of the Berchem railway station and discover an absolutely impressive street with ancient mansions.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

If you take the #11 tram southeast from the central station, it takes you to the fabulous collection of art nouveau buildings preserved for all to enjoy. The mosaics, art glass and metal work on many of these homes is impressive and worth seeing if this architecture is to your liking. I would love to live in one of those... More

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Firenze, Toscana, Italy
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87 reviews 87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Zurenborg is a residential area in the southeast part of Antwerp along the Cogels-Osylei road. This part of the city developed in the heyday of Art Nouveau and many building reflect the eclectic taste of the period. Along its quiet streets houses in very different styles can be admired: Flemish Renaissance, Byzantine, Gothic, Classical, Art Nouveau are just some of... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
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187 reviews 187 reviews
68 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

A rich neo-classical neighbourhood. Only very rich accountants, lawyers etc can afford to buy houses in the quarter Not the thing for me for sure

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Worth the trek out to the south east of Antwerp. It's possible to walk it from the centre ... although we took the tram back. When you do come upon the street of houses, you can't help but laugh and marvel !

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