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Address: Grote Markt | City Hall, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Beautiful setting in Grote Markt

The statue of Brabo tells the story of the Giant who controlled the Scheldt River. If you were unwilling to pay the toll he would cut off your hand. One day a sailor (Silvius... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda B
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The statue of Brabo tells the story of the Giant who controlled the Scheldt River. If you were unwilling to pay the toll he would cut off your hand. One day a sailor (Silvius Brabo said to be the nephew of Julius Caesar) challenged the Giant to a dual. Brabo won and cut off the Giant's head and hand. He... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Nice crowdy place with lots of places to drink 0.25 Belgian beer in hot weather and look around. The city overall is beautiful and nice to visit and also live here.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

As the title states it is a beautiful statue set in the midst of a beautiful setting of the Stadhuis, Cathedral and many excellent shops and cafes

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

One of the interesting things to see in the city center of Antwerp is the Brabo fountain situated in the centre of Grote Markt. Designed and installed (1883-1887) by Jef Lambeaux, this fountain is of the mythical Roman soldier who slayed the giant named Antigoon It is a interesting monument depicting the moment when Brabo threw the dead giant's hand... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

If you'll go the the Brabo, you can also see the Grote Markt (market on which the Brabo is placed) and the Townhall of Antwerpen. From this place you can reach many other attractions quick by foot.

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Antwerp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

You will find Brabo if you're on our magnificent Grand Place. He throws the severed hand of the giant Antigoon in the Schelde and made so free transit in the harbor.

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This square probably one from the most picturesque places in Antwerpen. You can stop here when you tired and enjoy this place. Nice place for memory photos.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The statue of Brabo tell the story of the Giant who controlled the river. If you were unwilling to pay the toll he would cut off your hand. One day a sailor, Silvius Brabo, challenged the Giant to a dual. Brabo won and cut off the Giant's head and hand. He threw the hand into the water, which is Flemish... More 

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Nantes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Important insight into the legends of Antwerp. Charlming seal, among the other animals and birds. Nothing else really to say, but don't just walk past it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Beautiful very large statue of Roman warrior Brabo holding up the hand of a giant. It is situated in the center of the Great Market Square in old Antwerp. Guild Halls on one side and Town Hall on another. You'll see a dragon on the base and Brabo holding up the severed hand aloft.

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