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Large, impressive statue at the middle of the Groenplaats

The statue is a classic old (1840's) statue of Pieter Paul Rubens, one of the most famous... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Christel D
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Nijlen, Belgium
1 of many statues of famous artist and people

Antwerp is full of statues and sculptures which is a great tribute to last times kept daily clean... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
mlj2714
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The statue is a classic old (1840's) statue of Pieter Paul Rubens, one of the most famous historical baroque painters of the world who lived and worked in Antwerp in the 16th and 17th century. The square is well known for its (X-mas) markets, iceskating...More

Thank Christel D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The statue of Peter Paul Rubens is located in the Groenplaats square in Antwerp. He was a famous artist from Antwerp. If you want a picture of the statue you better take one before all the teens start congregating around it.

Thank KathyK835
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Antwerp has many statues and Sculptures. This is one of them. You will find a lot of historically architecture buildings, statues and sculptures during your visit !!

Thank Mohit M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This statue was placed here in 1843, aldough the plate says 1840. That was the original intention, but a lot went wrong in it's production and financing. Moreover, the population couldn't get an agreement where to place him. But it's still the first non-religious statue...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2018

Antwerp is full of statues and sculptures which is a great tribute to last times kept daily clean and in good repair

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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

While the main Rubens attraction in central Antwerp is Rubens’ House, this small statue is another tribute to this artist’s genius and creativity. It is a good image and likeness to this great artist. Rubens’ contribution to art was profound, and a statue in a...More

Thank TWal1
Reviewed 31 August 2018

This staue dominates the very lively Groenplaats (it used to be the Groen Kerkhof, a cemetary!) Now, from a certain angle the Maestro's thumb is seen in a rather evocative position. This is why it has once been cut off by some (drunk?) students. Luckily...More

Thank AnnefromBelgium111
Reviewed 21 August 2018

I think every first visitor in antwerp should go and visit that statue. The buliding of it is amazing, the statue itself and its size is astonishing. love it!

Thank sarah r
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Besides being the center of attention at the heart of the medieval city, the great Flemish artist's head is a popular rest stop for Antwerp's pigeons.

Thank Profco
Reviewed 11 July 2018

If any citizen of Antwerp deserves a statue it must be the brillant painter Rubens (1577-1640). Even if you are not interested in Rubens, a photo of his statue can be recommended - because of the beautiful church in the background.

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