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Address: Grote Markt | City Hall, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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A great photo opportunity

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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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Limassol, Cyprus
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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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Perth, Australia
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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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Bucharest, Romania
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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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Szeged, Hungary
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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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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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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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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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