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 Aquatopia in Antwerp Aquatopia is a popular educational attraction in central Antwerp, Belgium. Aquatopia features a set of aquariums, along with recreations of other marine habitats, including swamps, rain forests, river deltas, and coral reefs. Aquatopia also includes a number of special exhibits covering sharks, nau... Aquatopia in Antwerp - photo
markerE Sportpaleis The Antwerps Sportpaleis (Antwerp's Sport Palace), also called Sportpaleis Antwerpen or simply the Sportpaleis, is an arena in Antwerp, Belgium. It is a multipurpose hall where concerts, sporting events, festivals and fairs are organized. The arena was built for sport, especially track cycling, but... Sportpaleis - photo
markerF Carolus Borromeuskerk The Carolus Borromeuskerk is a church in Antwerp, located at the Hendrik Conscienceplein. The church was formerly known for 39 ceiling pieces by Rubens that were lost in a fire when it was struck by lightning on July 18, 1718. The church was inspired by the Church of the Gesu, the mother church of... Carolus Borromeuskerk - photo
markerG Antwerp diamond district Antwerp's diamond district, also known as the Diamond Quarter (Diamantkwartier), and dubbed the Square Mile is an area within the city of Antwerp, Belgium. It consists of several square blocks covering an area of about one square mile. Over 12,000 gemcutters and polishers work within the district. A... Antwerp diamond district - photo
markerH 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
markerI 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
markerJ 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

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Geographical coordinates: 51.2167, 4.4167
Approximate population: 3

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