Walking in the streets of this beautiful city one has a great opportunity to learn its history because all monuments, references and memorials hide unbelievable historical events in its walls. Together they give you a unique possibility to know of how it might have been. Just take a walk along the Historical Mile and you'll realize that you are the piece of the oldest part of Breda.
There's one unique place in this city. And every Tuesday morning (as it still is today) you can visit it. It is the weekly market in the centre of Breda, which has been in existence since 1321. The most important sight which is situated in the historic centre of the town is The Cathedral of Our Lady (in Dutch: Onze Lieve Vrouwekathedraal ten Hemel Opgenomen). This is a Roman Catholic parish church and it dominates almost the whole of Breda. It's interesting to know that it took 125 years in all to build it. The Cathedral is richly decorated on the outside, and despite the consequences of the Reformation in 1566 it still has a significant interior. This masterpiece of architecture contains a lot of amazing works by the Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens, and also many paintings by artists such as Otto van Veen, Jacob de Backer and Marten de Vos and others.
There's a great variety of nightlife activities in Breda. A lot of restaurants, bars and pubs are great places to spend your free time and just to relax. The atmosphere is so warm, that tourists describe Breda as 'the most northern city of Southern Europe'.
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