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Culture of Antwerpen. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

De Sint-Willibrorduskerk and basketball square The old castle named Gaasbeek is one of most striking sights of Antwerp. The castle was built in the 16th century. The first fortifying facility appeared on the territory of the modern castle back in the 12th century. However, it couldn’t avoid the total destruction. Gaasbeek is one of the most significant historical landmarks of the country. Among the religious attractions of the city we can’t fail to note is Saint Charles Borromeo Church built in the early 17th century. It is a beautiful architectural monument of the Middle Ages built in magnificent Baroque style. The walls of the church keep 39 works by Rubens. The pictures suffered greatly during the fire, but they were carefully restored.
Antwerp is a perfect place for family holiday. Those tourists, who have come here with their families, should definitely visit the local zoo. It was founded over 150 years ago. Today the zoo … Open
You should definitely visit Plantin-Moretus Museum, the collection of which is devoted to the history of typography. The museum contains a large library, which stores copies of rare and old books. The halls of the museum are decorated with exquisite decor items, many of which have a long history of more than one hundred years. Museum of Diamonds is, without a doubt, no less interesting. The treasury of the museum stores priceless jewelry. Some of the masterpieces were created by goldsmiths in the 16th century. Koh-i-Noor - the most beautiful diamond in the world - is also stored here. Other local attractions that are worth visiting include Hoogstraat Street, which is the location of numerous historic buildings. You will also find here lots of interesting shops and souvenir outlets.
During an excursion to Maritime Museum visitors can learn much interesting about the development and establishment of the local port area. The location of the museum is also very interesting – you will visit a beautiful Steen Castle, so this place of interest is attractive not only as a museum but also from an architectural point of view. The museum’s collection consists of a number of interesting exhibits connected with sailing. You will also find here some beautiful models of ancient ships. Visitors can make photographs and step onto the decks of beautiful ships and explore their environment. Grote Markt Square is surely a great place for observing. Numerous beautiful historic buildings are located around it. This place is particularly attractive during the Christmas season as the square turns into a huge market. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Antwerpen and surroundings

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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Antwerpen
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Antwerp' Antwerp, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Castle of Laeken' Brussels, 36.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Belgium' Brussels, 41.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Egmont Palace' Brussels, 42.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Antwerpen and around
♥   Art museum 'Rubenshuis' Antwerp, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum Mayer van den Bergh' Antwerp, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Royal Museum of Fine Arts' Antwerp, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Modern Art Antwerp (MuHKA)' Antwerp, 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Antwerpen
♥   Primatiale Sint-Romboutskathedraal, Mechelen / Malines, 21.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basiliek Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Hanswijk, Mechelen / Malines, 22.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basiliek van de H. Willibrordus, Hulst, 26.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Sint-Servaasbasiliek, Grimbergen, 31.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Nationale du Sacré-Cœur, Koekelberg, 39.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Collegiale Sint-Michiels- en Sint-Goedele-co-kathedraal, Bruxelles / Brussel, 41.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedrale abdijkerk Sint-Jacob op de Koudenbergkerk, Brussel / Bruxelles, 41.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Antwerpen and near

Water Tower Conversion

From the series “The most bizarre and fancy living houses”
The original construction was completely restored, on the ground floor the garage was furnished. For the convenience of the residents the tower was provided with the elevator. The rooms were designed as minimalism. The modern furnishings of the old tower have nothing in common with the old traditions. The elegant colors and the strict forms weigh in the interior furnishing. The original house in the water tower is environmentally friendly and is designed with the natural materials. In addition, the house uses the alternative energy sources, which makes it even more unique. … Read further

Mini-Europe

From the series “Famous miniature museums of architectural objects and cities”
The park is famous not only for its variety of realistic miniatures, but also for its amazing landscape decorations. At its registration, beautiful lawn, various dwarf trees and bushes have been used. Enjoy this beauty is best of all in summer. According to approximate estimates, the Mini Europe miniature park is visited by about 375000 people annually. The annual income of the park is about three million euros. As a rule, tourists spend at least two hours on sightseeing. The park can be visited from early March to early January. … Read further

Dinner In The Sky

From the series “The most exotic restaurants in the world”
Despite the impressively high prices, the restaurant has never lacked the customer. To book the platform for a few hours, you must pay at least 20,000 US Dollars. On a special order, a platform next door can be raised, on which the piano is set up. The more frugal guests can dine with the violin. The second most populous restaurant of the network is in Vienna and was opened a few years ago. Dinner in the Sky is an excellent restaurant for those travelers who want to get hungry after new impressions and change their everyday life. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Antwerpen

Culture guide to Antwerpen. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Antwerpen: temples, museums, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Antwerpen. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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