Grote Markt (Antwerp)
The Grote Markt ("Great Market Square") of Antwerp is a town square situated in the heart of the old city quarter. It is filled with an extravagant city hall, numerous elaborate 16th century guildhalls, many restaurants and cafés. Lying within walking distance of the Scheldt river, it hosts a Christmas market and ice rink in Winter.
Key attractions include:
- Antwerp City Hall, built on the foundation of a precursor;
- Guildhalls Sint-Joris at Grote Markt 7 and de Valk at Grote Markt 11;
- Brabo Fountain, created by Jef Lambeaux, about a city legend ;
- Tourist Office;
- Antwerp Jazz Club (AJC).
Antwerp City Hall with statue of Silvius Brabo
- "De grote markt Antwerpen" (in Dutch). kunsttrip.nl. Retrieved 27 Sep 2014.