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Address: Centro Historico, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
Activities: People-watching
Description: Antwerp's "Great Market" square is a popular attraction in the heart of...
Antwerp's "Great Market" square is a popular attraction in the heart of the old city.
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Most beautiful walk through Historic city

Most impressive place to visit in the Europe to experience historic architecture - which is well preserved and exuberating old charm.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Comparable to other Belgian town squares, the surrounding architecture is impressive and beautiful. The open area is also much bigger than most other Belgian cities, and probably rivals or is bigger than Brussels's Grote Markt. This is wonderful for the city's festivals, but the restaurants don't particularly feel as cozy as in other cities' town centres. As Mechelen is a... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Most impressive place to visit in the Europe to experience historic architecture - which is well preserved and exuberating old charm.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The square is a lovely place to sit and people watch with plenty of bars and restaurants and buskers to keep you entertained. The tour de France was on while we were there which added to the Atmosphere. You can go and look around the Town Hall for free if that interests you.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I went there during the Mechelen Beer festival, and the whole square was full with some kiosks from different beer makers in which we could taste the different beers available. Besides this days, in the regular week days it's a good place to have a nice beer and some fries at the end of a workday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Bustling Giant puppets parade in Antwerp, it was an impressive sight,am glad we took part in it. Really appreciate Royal De Luxe's effort,we thoroughly enjoyed the parade and I just wanna share the pictures here with other travellers :)

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A carnival was there while we were so we could not enjoy the true character of the area but it looked like it would have been very nice. Restaurants and bars are located here and are all quite pricey.

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Washington, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The community does a great job or organizing activities on the Grote Markt. The square itself is well preserved and decorated with beautiful flowers. The baskets of petunias everywhere are certainly amazing. The old city hall is a gem as well. The nearby Bruul street provides great shopping.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The city renovated the center of the city to move cars to an underground parking area under the Grote Markt (the Main Square). The pedestrian area in the center definitely makes the city more charming and enjoyable to spend a few hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a great place to hang out and excellent place to get some seafood. Many restaurants in the area and prime Flemish architecture.

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Maynooth, Irlandia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great place for nice and attractive stop over on half way between Brussels and Antwerp. Must to do: visit St. Rumbold's Cathedral and drink local Gouden Carolus beer.

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Address: Centro Historico, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Mechelen

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