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Cogels Osylei

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Address: Zurenborg, Antwerp, Belgium
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when catching a train out of Antwerp : take one out of Berchem instead of Central Station and take at least half an hour to go and admire the first part of the street, or devote... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

when catching a train out of Antwerp : take one out of Berchem instead of Central Station and take at least half an hour to go and admire the first part of the street, or devote half a day on wandering around, one of the episode of Hercule Poirot was filmed here, but let your own imagination go wild :... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Cogels Osylei area has some very interesting architecture - large, ornate houses that look more like palaces, or art pieces. The area is a little away from the main part of Antwerp, but it is quite unique.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Went here once because of a school trip and ever since I appreciate this street so much more. If you're an art lover like me you should definitely go there for the day. Just spend the day looking at the houses and their different periods and styles.

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Beautiful area. Worse of seeing for sure. Take 1/2 or 1 hour walk to enjoy beautiful architecture and very special atmosphere in this area.

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Loughton, Essex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A sheer delight for any fan of the jugendstil/art nouveau. All the houses individual, the side streets less imposing but more intimate. The tramway (no.11) still run by 1960s trams at the ime of writing, adds to the impression, as do various classic cars dotted about. The northern end, leading into the Tramway-plein, contains the Wattman cafe (Wattman- tram driver)... More 

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

All the houses on this road and nearby are elegant examples of art nouveau architecture. Cogels Osylei has the poshest houses but the adjoining roads without front gardens are also worth seeing.Almost all are still intact and in good condition. tiling, ironwork, windows, woodwork are wonderful and each house is different.l Look out for the crossroads with The corner houses... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is an architecturally stunning reminder of how the other half lived in our not too distant past. Walking around this area you can easily imagine how it must have been to be wealthy 100 years ago. Today it's worth dropping by here to witness the beautiful buildings and the location in general. There are restaurants in the area so... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

There's really not much to do on Cogels-Oyslei except stroll down the street with your mouth open, pointing at all the architectural flights of fancy. This street is the crown jewel of a fascinating neighborhood. Printed and online guides are available to answer questions as they arise, but just let your eyes wander. There's everything from Art Deco to faux-medieval,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

If you love Art Nouveau, or are simply intrigued, then do pay a visit. Wander around these extraordinary streets, and look carefully at the houses, some of which are really beautiful, some very odd, very Gothic, some adorned with gargoyles, some with tiles illustrating pagan events etc. but altogether a great experience. It would be even better if we could... More 

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Antwerpen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The excellent high standard Art Deco district of Antwerp. Houses designed by the top Art deco architects of early 1900 's.

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