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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Mohamad N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank LondonCitytraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Mitchgobears
Reviewed 19 July 2017

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

Thank 70ish
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Well worth a look if in the area. Spend 10 mins there and people watch. Not worth seeking out if not nearby.

Thank Ace28065
Reviewed 9 July 2017

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!

Thank Michał S
Reviewed 28 June 2017

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.

Thank Bithia K
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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

Thank YTCHENG
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