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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.
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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

Celebrities Underwear Museum

From the series “Strange, weird and unusual museums amusing its visitors”
All collages presented in the museum are humorous and charming. One of the best collages is, according to the opinion of the museum founder, the collage depicting Nicolas Sarkozy. The talented painter does not want to stand still. He aims to expand the collection of the original museum and to prove to his guests that 'face to face all underwear are the same.' … Read further

Efteling Park

From the series “The most fantastic amusement parks in the world”
The park was opened in 1952. Its founder is the well-known decorator Anton Pieck. It was his idea to turn the traditional amusement park into a strange fairy-tale land that would definitely please the followers of the work of Charles Perrault and Hans Christian Andersen. The masterfully cultivated flower beds, the alleyways surrounded by the slender trees, the tiny ponds with lilies - the rest in the park is a must for the dreamers and artists. … Read further

Hallerbos Forest

From the series “Stunning beauty places of the earth, unknown to tourists”
Most people who visit the Blue Forest Hallerbos are the locals. This natural sight is not so well known among foreign guests. The travelers, who want to visit the fabulous forest next spring, are to take a trip accompanied by the guide. It does not help to get lost in the unknown forest, and will also show the most interesting places where you can observe the forest inhabitants of the forest from afar. … 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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