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Brabo

Address: Grote Markt | City Hall, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Ranked #35 of 109 things to do in Antwerp
Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The fountain, by itself is underwhelming. However given its location in the Grote Market, flanked by architectural buildings, this place is worth visiting. There is a history attached to the fountain and the photo opportunities are good and scenic.

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United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
54 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The story of the hero Brabo, according to the Antwerp legend is cute. The statue itself isn't too impressive, but could be photographed with nice backgrounds.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The whole square with the fountain is very pretty. The fountain is the place which atracts tourists' attention, to take pictures.

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Perth, Australia
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227 reviews 227 reviews
214 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The fountain itself is average, however it is the location on the Grote Markt with the buildings in the background that make for nice photo opportunities.

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Bucharest, Romania
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443 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

A nice artesian well situated in Grote Markt,in front of Stadhuis(City Hall).A lot of pubs and restaurants nearby.

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Szeged, Hungary
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

It's a normal statue with a fountain, but the story of Brabo and the city is really interesting, you must hear it.

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Edegem
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Have a look at this impressive monument. The brave Roman soldier Brabo is throwing the hand of the Giant Druoon Antigoon into the river Schelde. Thus freeing the ships from paying high taxes when entering the city. Try to find the hand .... of which the name Antwerpen (hand werpen = hand throwing) originates -)

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Antwerp, Belgium
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

It's just a statue, the fun part is the story of how Antwerp got it's name. The statue is great with the city hall on the background and surrounded by wonderful and beautiful houses .

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Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Nothing special but it is a part of Antwerp, lkie de Meir, De Keyserlei, De Groenplaats etc... Although I prefer my native city Gent, which is more beautiful, cosy, nice and everything reachable on walking distance.

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BEVEREN-WAAS BELGIUM
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

The fountain is situated on the Market of Antwerp surrounded with beautiful guildhouses.

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