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“if you like Art Nouveau...”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Zurenborg

Zurenborg
Ranked #22 of 153 things to do in Antwerp
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Paris, France
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“if you like Art Nouveau...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

this is the place to make a side trip away from the center for! The buildings and neighborhood are so well preserved it boggles the mind to think they almost demolished this area to build a new! thank god it was saved in time.

Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“I want to live here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

Zurenborg area is beautifully set out around a square where there are many restaurants and bars. The houses are amazing , with Art Nouveau stained glass windows and wrought iron and carved wood room dividers. The houses are all individual with window boxes and potted plants outside. Its easy to walk here from Central station.

Visited November 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“undiscovered territory”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

During a city trip to Antwerp, we diverted from the regular tourist route and land by sheer coincidence in the Zurenborg area. Stroll in the direction of the Berchem railway station and discover an absolutely impressive street with ancient mansions.

Visited October 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Love Art Nouveau? Visit here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

If you take the #11 tram southeast from the central station, it takes you to the fabulous collection of art nouveau buildings preserved for all to enjoy. The mosaics, art glass and metal work on many of these homes is impressive and worth seeing if this architecture is to your liking. I would love to live in one of those beautiful homes!

Visited September 2013
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Firenze, Toscana, Italy
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“An uncanny mix of architectural styles”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

Zurenborg is a residential area in the southeast part of Antwerp along the Cogels-Osylei road. This part of the city developed in the heyday of Art Nouveau and many building reflect the eclectic taste of the period. Along its quiet streets houses in very different styles can be admired: Flemish Renaissance, Byzantine, Gothic, Classical, Art Nouveau are just some of the many styles that can admired, often one next to another.

The area is best reached by car, otherwise bus n. 20 runs through its main street. Recommended for a quiet afternoon on an unexpected setting. Unfortunately, being a residential area, the restaurants are very few.

Visited July 2013
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