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Brabo

Grote Markt | City Hall, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Ranked #41 of 81 attractions in Antwerp
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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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 via mobile

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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16 helpful votes 16 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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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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Antwerp, Belgium
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

This is a sight to see when in antwerp as all sights are close together (cathedral, city hall, steen, main square)

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Londerzeel, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

Very nice place to visit at the Grote markt. Read the interesting explanation about the name Antwerpen coming from "Hand werpen" meaning trowing the hand.

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