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Grote Markt | City Hall, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Brabo is a must see when you visit the center of Antwerp. This statue represents an ancient legend of Antwerp.

Thank TraveliciousBea
Reviewed 31 August 2018

The statue is part of Antwerps history and folklore and a must-see in the historic city center. Unfortunately, very often the fountain doesn't work and the statue on its own is less spectaculair. It represents the Roman soldier Brabo who throws the hand of a...More

Thank Christel D
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Brabo stands in the centre of the Grote Markt, holding a giant hand aloft, according to folklore ithe river Schelde was controlled by the giant Antigon requiring a toll payment. Bravo challenged him cut off his hand and threw it in the river, in Flemish...More

Thank L0vet0travel2000
Reviewed 22 July 2018

When this Josef Lambeaux’s commissioned work was unveiled, apparently the populace was astonished by it..and not in a good way! From historical accounts, it was considered grotesque, garish, and lewd….and like some of his other works, controversial and a huge waste of money. I guess...More

Thank The_Concierge_8
Reviewed 7 July 2018

A statue depicting the founding story of Antwerp which is hard to miss in the Grote Markt. It's very pretty and iconic in the city. It gets a little hidden when to Market is on, but well worth seeing.

Thank headbeeguy
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

While walking in Antwerpen we saw this impressive statue Brabo. Great to photograph and on a beautiful location too. I like it when a statue has space around.

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Nice statue on the market square, not a must see, but one you will surely see when you are in Antwerp anyway, just a bit surprised to find that it has it’s own listing.

Thank Ronald_jelle
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Maybe I’m missing something, but it’s just a statue. It’s nice but I’ve seen plenty that are nicer. I guess because there's a story behind it, it makes it worth a very quick stop.

Thank jaimeelsabio
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Brabo is a cool monument/ fountain that looks absolutely amazing,located in the Grote Markt it shows the Roman soldier Brabo throwing the severed hand of the giant Druon Antigoon away ,this is were Antwerp got it's name . It's a superb looking piece of architecture...More

1  Thank Neil K
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Another iconic sculpture of Jef Lambeaux, best known for his colossal white marble bas-relief 'The Human Passions' in the Victor Horta pavilion in Brussels. And the legend of the Roman soldier Silvius Brabo and the giant Antigoon lives on forever.

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