Definitely go into this marketplace to see the statue and surrounding architecture. Beautiful area. So many people around, they will gladly take your picture. Park for free about 10 minutes south.
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nice square around Brabo, nice story behind it, but not gonna tell you, you have to visit and ask a guide or a local to explain, ..oretty interesting
The statue of Brabo stands in the middle of Grote Markt. It is a green man (oxidised copper probably) holding a hand. The story goes that there was once a giant who demanded money from people who wished to cross a bridge over the river...More
The legend that Brabo, a Roman, killed a giant that was charging people a toll to cross the river, is represented by this statue. If people did not pay the toll, the giant cut off their hand. Brabo cut off the giants hand and threw...More
It is a great statue that depicts the city's history. Remember that it is a fountain! When we first saw it, there was a market going on so there was no water flowing. Imagine our surprise to see the water flowing from the severed hand,...More
This huge statue in front of the town hall with a dismembered hand about to be thrown depicts an interesting legend do find out about it and then you can admire the monument in this stunning cobbled square
The statue of Silvius Brabo is not the most obvious monument. How often can you find a dismembered-hand-throwing statue related to an ancient legend in the very center of a city? Do have a read about the legend behind!
Seeing the breathtaking architecture of years gone by is such a privilege. This square is so beautiful with the cobbled paths, statues, restaurants and shops - so much history and definitely not to be missed.
Silvius Brabo was the first Belgium soldier for fair taxation and the statue erected in front of Antwerp Town Hall was made on his memory. The Square was always crowded with people, both day and night. Anyway, this should be a historical site good for...More