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Brabo

Grote Markt | City Hall, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Brabo is a cool monument/ fountain that looks absolutely amazing,located in the Grote Markt it shows the Roman soldier Brabo throwing the severed hand of the giant Druon Antigoon away ,this is were Antwerp got it's name . It's a superb looking piece of architecture...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Another iconic sculpture of Jef Lambeaux, best known for his colossal white marble bas-relief 'The Human Passions' in the Victor Horta pavilion in Brussels. And the legend of the Roman soldier Silvius Brabo and the giant Antigoon lives on forever.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

I read so much about the old city centre of Antwerp and the Brabo monument. Coming face to face with this monument that encapsulates the legend behind founding of Antwerp is a memorable event. Especially considering the journey that brought me here took months and...More

Thank AzlanFirman
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Brabo, the mythological founder of Antwerp, is a big statue on the old market place with its many beautiful old buildings. Here you get an impression of the Old City at its best.

Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 3 December 2017

An important landmark in Antwerp - Grote Markt van Antwerpen. The Brabo statue with the giant's hand. Do not miss this when you visit Grote Markt van Antwerpen.

Thank Karthik R
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Whenever you come to Antwerp you should visit the Grote Markt with the famous statue of Brabo and his legend about the name of the city. And when there, look around because this market place is really beautiful! And no, you don't have to be...More

Thank Mark V
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The impressive Brabo fountain sits in front of Antwerp's Town Hall. Based on folklore involving a Roman soldier, who's shown atop the fountain throwing the severed hand of a giant. It's believed that the name Antwerp has it's origins in the Legend. On a windy...More

Thank StockholmKindaGuy
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Visit for sure this symbol of the story of the name of -Antwerp. The Romain Captain punished the gigant who terrorized the ships for money, by cutting his hand and trowel it in the river. Hand weren't in Flemish became Antwerpen...

Thank MarcLisbeth
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This is probably the most famous statue of Antwerp, and the official symbol of the city. It refers to the legend of a roman soldier, called silvius Brabo, who killed the giant Druon Antigoon, cut off his hand and threw it in the river Schelde...More

1  Thank KoenDT
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

My home city has the Washington Monument and the Capitol Buildings for its symbols, Brabo seems to be one for Antwerp! Located at the center of Grote Market, it is easy to find! Near by are the Stadhuis, Tourist Office, the Cathedral, restaurants and shops.

Thank LolaGo1
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