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Address: Grote Markt | City Hall, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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the local hero statue

The main statues placed right in the center of the city, just in front of the cathedral. Brabo as far as I know he was a local hero here, in fact he's depicted holding a huge hand... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Magellano81
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Tortona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Legend has it that a giant used to live in Antwerp and used to kill anyone who passed by it. A hero named Brabo came, killed the giant. He cut off the giant's hand and threw it in the ocean giving Antwerp its name. The Brabo Fountain is arguably the most important landmark in Antwerp. Along with the Train Station,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The main statues placed right in the center of the city, just in front of the cathedral. Brabo as far as I know he was a local hero here, in fact he's depicted holding a huge hand just ripped off from a giant which was defeated to defend the city from the tyranny of this enemy. However good spot where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I have always found that this water fountain is the main starting point for our site tour around this lovely city! It is located in front of the city hall & very close to the lovely historic church. The tourists & locals can enjoy this area where the shops & restaurants can be enjoyed by all!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

On first glance a visitor could not guess what the importance of this fountain in the main market square in front of the Town Hall is. It tells the story of a young Roman soldier cutting off the hand of the feared mythical giant Druon Antigoon who lived in the river guarding a bridge and demanding tolls from passing ships.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Brabo fountain sits in Grote Markt,it is a great photo opportunity, it is in the heart of the old city, surrounded by the Town Hall and other amazing looking buildings There are plenty of small cafes to take a rest whilst admiring the views, only a 3 minute walk from Groenplaats

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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Grote Markt | City Hall, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp

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