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Cogels Osylei

Address: Zurenborg, Antwerp, Belgium
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Ranked #3 of 78 Attractions in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Some people find this area gaudy but I think it is very interesting. Perhaps it does reflect ostentatious wealth, but people are allowed to spend their money as they wish. There is a wide array of styles, the ubiquitous Jugendstil of course as in other areas of Antwerp, Venetian palazzo, neo-Flemish Renaissance, Greek temple, sgraffito, a Roman palace. Along with... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

You have to drive thru, street lane and houses are magnificent. Pity the tram goes thru the same street. It ruined the view

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
58 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Would you believe it, we stumbled across this fabulous area purely by accident, while on tram 11 to Berchem station! The tram passes down the full length of Cogels Osylei, and we could hardly believe our eyes. We walked back from Berchem, fortunately with a camera, and it was only then that we began to appreciate the scale and supreme... More 

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geneva
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250 reviews 250 reviews
44 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

You must visit this street while in Antwerp.The architecture and ambiance are brilliant. I was speechless while walking this street. Try taking the tram either going or getting back from here.

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

People from all over the world come and visit this area of Antwerp because of the unique flamboyant neo classic and eclectical style of architecture. All buildings dating from 1870 to 1910 are undamaged during the war (exept one) and all fit homogenous together however they all are quit different.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

As an Antwerpenaar, I never cease to be impressed and fall in love whenever I pass on Cogels Osylei. There is nothing to do here but trying to keep your mouth closed as you walk by houses each more beautiful and impressive as the next. I would recommend going here when it's not raining, it'll make the experience much better!... More 

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Balen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We are in Zurenborg (walking distance from Berchem station). Cogels and Osy order the building of extravagant houses (pseudo palaces) at the end of the 19th century. Every house is in a different style, inspired by classic, gothic, art nouveau, Loire palaces ... crazy and ecclectic, but impressive. A must see for everyone who likes architecture. All palaces have been... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

You have to walk here and look around than you see that in the past this was the home of very rich people.

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Lumberton NC
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

From the Historic Center, take the #4 tram across town to Berchem rail and bus station; you'll know you're there by the open air bus station on the right. It's 2 euros for a one-hour fare-card; buy it from the driver. The tram ride takes 10 minutes bad the neighborhood in question is across the street (left of the tram... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Travelers to Antwerp interested in architecture will find this an amazing experience. You won't find another street like this on earth. This street is unique in its kind.

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