Antwerp - information about the city

Antwerp - tourist attractions

markerA Plantin-Moretus Museum The Plantin-Moretus Museum is a museum in Antwerp, Belgium honouring the famous printers Christoffel Plantijn and Jan Moretus. It is located in their former residence and printing establishment, Plantin Press, at the Friday Market. The printing company was founded in the 16th century by Christoffel ... Plantin-Moretus Museum - photo
markerB Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp The Cathedral of Our Lady (Dutch: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Antwerp, Belgium. Today's see of the Diocese of Antwerp was started in 1352 and, although the first stage of construction was ended in 1521, has never been 'completed'. In Gothic style, its architects we... Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp - photo
markerC Rubenshuis The Rubenshuis (Rubens House) is the former home and studio of Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) in Antwerp and now it houses a museum. A year after marrying Isabella Brant in 1609, Rubens began construction on an Italian-style villa on the then-Vaartstraat (now the Wapper, 9-11), at the time located a... Rubenshuis - photo
markerD Museum Aan de Stroom The Museum Aan de Stroom (MAS) is a museum located in the Eilandje district of Antwerp, Belgium, opened in May 2011. The 60 metre high MAS, was designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects. The façade is made of Indian red sandstone and curved glass panel construction. The MAS houses 470,000 objects, m... Museum Aan de Stroom - photo
markerE Fotomuseum Antwerp Fotomuseum Antwerp is a museum of photography in the city of Antwerp, Belgium. The Fotomuseum in Antwerp has a historical and contemporary collection of photography that is given a new presentation every year. Alongside the collection are frequently changing photography exhibitions, film projections... Fotomuseum Antwerp - photo
markerF St. James' Church in Antwerp St. James' Church (Dutch: Sint-Jacobskerk) in Antwerp, Belgium, is built on the site of a hostel for pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela. The present building is the work of the Waghemakere family and Rombout Keldermans, in Brabantine Gothic style. The church contains the grave of Rubens in the east... St. James' Church in Antwerp - photo
markerG Zurenborg Zurenborg is an area in south-east Antwerp largely developed between 1894 and 1906 that features a high concentration of townhouses in Art Nouveau and other fin-de-siècle styles. Zurenborg is unique in Antwerp in the sense that it is one of the few areas developed according an urbanistic plan in th... Zurenborg - photo
markerH Boerentoren The Boerentoren (English: Farmers' Tower) or KBC Tower is the tallest building and the second tallest structure in Antwerp, Belgium after the Cathedral of Our Lady (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal). The building was constructed between 1929 and 1932 and was originally 87.5 m (287 ft). It is often consi... Boerentoren - photo
markerI Het Steen Het Steen is medieval fortress in the old city centre of Antwerp, Belgium, one of Europe's biggest ports. Built after the Viking incursions in the early Middle Ages as the first stone fortress of Antwerp, Het Steen is Antwerp's oldest building and used to be its oldest urban centre. Previously know... Het Steen - photo
markerJ Brabofontein The Brabofontein (Brabo Fountain) is a fountain located in the Belgian city of Antwerp. The fountain is a bronze sculpture of Silvius Brabo made by Jef Lambeaux in 1887. The Brabofontein is located in the main square, or Grote Markt in front of the Town Hall. The legend about the name of the city s... Brabofontein - photo

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Geographical coordinates: 51.2167, 4.4167
Approximate population: 3

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