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Brabo

Grote Markt | City Hall, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Grote Markt | City Hall, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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"roman soldier"
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"beautiful statue"
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"grote markt"
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"city hall"
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"local hero"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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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
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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
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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

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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.

Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

I read so much about the old city centre of Antwerp and the Brabo monument. Coming face to face with this monument that encapsulates the legend behind founding of Antwerp is a memorable event. Especially considering the journey that brought me here took months and...More

Thank AFAK25
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Brabo, the mythological founder of Antwerp, is a big statue on the old market place with its many beautiful old buildings. Here you get an impression of the Old City at its best.

Thank maartenw2016
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

An important landmark in Antwerp - Grote Markt van Antwerpen. The Brabo statue with the giant's hand. Do not miss this when you visit Grote Markt van Antwerpen.

Thank Karthik R
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Whenever you come to Antwerp you should visit the Grote Markt with the famous statue of Brabo and his legend about the name of the city. And when there, look around because this market place is really beautiful! And no, you don't have to be...More

Thank Mark V
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

The impressive Brabo fountain sits in front of Antwerp's Town Hall. Based on folklore involving a Roman soldier, who's shown atop the fountain throwing the severed hand of a giant. It's believed that the name Antwerp has it's origins in the Legend. On a windy...More

Thank StockholmKindaGuy
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