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Address: Grote Markt | City Hall, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Pity there was no water...

Important insight into the legends of Antwerp. Charlming seal, among the other animals and birds. Nothing else really to say, but don't just walk past it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Janet C
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Nantes, France

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Antwerp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

You will find Brabo if you're on our magnificent Grand Place. He throws the severed hand of the giant Antigoon in the Schelde and made so free transit in the harbor.

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This square probably one from the most picturesque places in Antwerpen. You can stop here when you tired and enjoy this place. Nice place for memory photos.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The statue of Brabo tell the story of the Giant who controlled the river. If you were unwilling to pay the toll he would cut off your hand. One day a sailor, Silvius Brabo, challenged the Giant to a dual. Brabo won and cut off the Giant's head and hand. He threw the hand into the water, which is Flemish... More 

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Nantes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Important insight into the legends of Antwerp. Charlming seal, among the other animals and birds. Nothing else really to say, but don't just walk past it!

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Thank Janet C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Beautiful very large statue of Roman warrior Brabo holding up the hand of a giant. It is situated in the center of the Great Market Square in old Antwerp. Guild Halls on one side and Town Hall on another. You'll see a dragon on the base and Brabo holding up the severed hand aloft.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

If you go to Antwerpen this is a sculpture that you can't miss. Located in front of the City Hall. Nice add to the center. Visited twice for the past few years. Great city that is well worth to visit. Plenty of restaurants in the Grote Markt that you can sit and enjoy the view.

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Timisoara, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This attraction is a UNESCO world heritage, and it fully deserves it. The buildings surrounding the square, the statue in the middle explaining the city's name, all are just great!

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

A amazing fountain that shows the young Roman soldier Brabo throwing the severed hand of the mythical giant Druon Antigoon into the Schieldic, it is located at the grote markt, visited last year

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

You're in the Grotemarkt, so Brabo is pretty difficult to miss. A nice piece of sculpture and a landmark of the area. There are two Irish pubs nearby, so once you've finished marveling at Brabo you can cool down with a pint of the black stuff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The statue is associated with a myth of a Roman soldier defeating a giant. It stands in Grote Markt and has a fountain. Although the statue is very symbolic to Antwerp, it is not an old one. It was sculptured in the 19th century. You will simply pass by it when you stroll in the heart of old Antwerp.

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