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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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Silvius Brabo is the first in the history of the Netherlands and Belgium a fighter for fair taxation. According to legend, at the mouth of the Scheldt giant Antigonus collected tribute from passing ships. It was so great that, allegedly, standing with their feet on...More

Thank VadimM67
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

However it is important as this is how Antwerp got its name from Brabo throwing the giants hand into the river. You find this out from a guided tour though as no information in the square

Thank Sam3314
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is the historical center of Antwerp and it is beautiful...great photos for the family vacation album...but more importantly it is the statue of Silvius Brabo the mythical Roman soldier who slew the giant cut off his hand and threw it in the river and...More

1  Thank Jolene H
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The Brabo statue is a beautiful statue/fountain in the Grote Markt in front of the Town Hall. It's a great spot for a touristy picture and in warm weather a place for the kids to play.

Thank Kraea62
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