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Nello & Patrasche Statue

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Sweet statue but sad story

At first I wondered what on earth the statue was about and with people all over it didn't bother to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jan s
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Traralgon, Australia
Amazing, Amusing, Moving

This is an amusing statue on (in?) the pavement outside Onze Lievre Vrouwkathedraal depicting the... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2019
wendyanddavid536
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago

At first I wondered what on earth the statue was about and with people all over it didn't bother to stop and find out. But today as we passed I had the time to stop and read the sad story behind it.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jan s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a beautiful statue of a kid with his dog sleeping with the mother earth comforting him as a blanket. Cant even think of the artists marvelous imagination who made this.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank abhi2808
Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

Nello & Patrasche Statue besides being a great piece of street art also has a really touching story. The sculpures are based on a famous Christmas fable ( A Dog Of Flanders ) from 1872 about an orphaned boy and an abandoned cart dog who...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019

This is an amusing statue on (in?) the pavement outside Onze Lievre Vrouwkathedraal depicting the story of a little boy, Nello, and his faithful dog, Patrasche, who go to the cathedral every day to see the paintings there by Peter Paul Rubens. They die together...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed April 20, 2019

The statue Nello & Patrasche was located just in front of Cathedral of Our Lady. It told about the story on the orphan boy and the abondoned cart dog. The place would be crowded with visitors and taking a photo there would be difficult.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

When we visited we did not have the advantage of hearing the story behind the statue but we were thoroughly amazed at it. It is just such an unexpected diversion from what you normally see. And such a sweet sentiment!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 23, 2019

This statue of the Belgian story (British novel 1872) that few Belgians know, but is famous in Japan, in laying in front of the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwcathedral. It seems like the pavement is the blanket of the boy. As a tourist of Antwerp you definitely pass by...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Christel D
Reviewed February 20, 2019

This statue has a story behind it with many locals not knowing the provenance of where it started. My understanding is that it is reference to characters in a book by a Japanese writer, the story is very popular in South Korea and Japan, which...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Boho1979
Reviewed February 1, 2019

We were pleasantly surprised to see the little boy and his faithful dog just lying there, sleeping peacefully, right outside the big Cathedral. It is the very touching story of pride and unconditional friendship; that of a little boy, Nello and his abandoned street dog,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

The Memorial statue is in front of the Cathedral, easy to find and the works were finished. If you’ll visit during the morning, the place is not so crowded and you can admire it.

Date of experience: December 2018
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