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Reviewed 23 November 2018

A bustling square, with lots of nice shops and restaurants around the perimeter. There's some specialty beer shops where you can purchase a beer to go and then stroll around town. A great place to take pictures.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank coreyk995
Reviewed 23 November 2018

You are going to come to the Grote Markt anyway so may as well take a look at this statue which is based around the legend of the giant throwing the hand - how Antwerp got its name basically. Worth a photo!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davidandmel
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is one of the claims to fame for Antwerp. This statue is beautiful and can be found in the Grote Markt. You will also find many souvenirs of this same statue. Yes, I bought one.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KathyK835
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Brabo is a must see when you visit the center of Antwerp. This statue represents an ancient legend of Antwerp.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank TraveliciousBea
Reviewed 31 August 2018

The statue is part of Antwerps history and folklore and a must-see in the historic city center. Unfortunately, very often the fountain doesn't work and the statue on its own is less spectaculair. It represents the Roman soldier Brabo who throws the hand of a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Christel D
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Brabo stands in the centre of the Grote Markt, holding a giant hand aloft, according to folklore ithe river Schelde was controlled by the giant Antigon requiring a toll payment. Bravo challenged him cut off his hand and threw it in the river, in Flemish...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

When this Josef Lambeaux’s commissioned work was unveiled, apparently the populace was astonished by it..and not in a good way! From historical accounts, it was considered grotesque, garish, and lewd….and like some of his other works, controversial and a huge waste of money. I guess...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank The_Concierge_8
Reviewed 7 July 2018

A statue depicting the founding story of Antwerp which is hard to miss in the Grote Markt. It's very pretty and iconic in the city. It gets a little hidden when to Market is on, but well worth seeing.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank headbeeguy
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

While walking in Antwerpen we saw this impressive statue Brabo. Great to photograph and on a beautiful location too. I like it when a statue has space around.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank FayeInAmsterdam
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Nice statue on the market square, not a must see, but one you will surely see when you are in Antwerp anyway, just a bit surprised to find that it has it’s own listing.

Date of experience: March 2018
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