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Brabo

Grote Markt | City Hall, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Grote Markt | City Hall, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Silvius Brabo was the first Belgium soldier for fair taxation and the statue erected in front of Antwerp Town Hall was made on his memory. The Square was always crowded with people, both day and night. Anyway, this should be a historical site good for...More

Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Silvius Brabo is the first in the history of the Netherlands and Belgium a fighter for fair taxation. According to legend, at the mouth of the Scheldt giant Antigonus collected tribute from passing ships. It was so great that, allegedly, standing with their feet on...More

Thank VadimM67
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

However it is important as this is how Antwerp got its name from Brabo throwing the giants hand into the river. You find this out from a guided tour though as no information in the square

Thank Sam3314
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is the historical center of Antwerp and it is beautiful...great photos for the family vacation album...but more importantly it is the statue of Silvius Brabo the mythical Roman soldier who slew the giant cut off his hand and threw it in the river and...More

1  Thank Jolene H
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The Brabo statue is a beautiful statue/fountain in the Grote Markt in front of the Town Hall. It's a great spot for a touristy picture and in warm weather a place for the kids to play.

Thank Kraea62
Reviewed 20 February 2017

A grand statue with all sorts of hidden messages, in the center of the Grand Place, across City Hall. Get a local guide to tell you more interesting stories.

Thank JAYPEECORN
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Grote Markt Antwerpen and Brabo... one of the most beautiful places in Antwerpen to visit.. No traffic allowed, and one very good tip I can give you.. look up! Almost all architecture is finished in gold, exquisit!

Thank hildyraramona
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This statue depicts the origin of the name of the city. Hand Werpen means,, inn Flemish, throwing a hand. The statue depicts Brabo, having cut off the hand of an enemy, thowing the hand in the river.

Thank perle369
Reviewed 11 December 2016

The statue of Brabo has been in Antwerp for a long time ... the story goes that once upon a time there was a giant who asked toll from all ships that wanted to pass over the river Scheldt. People who could not pay had...More

Thank bookingbox_13
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Wonderful statue and an amazing legend. Antwerp is a fantastic city and a visit to the statue of Brabo is a must. There is usually some kind of music going on in the evenings in the square.

Thank GreenGlassGoblin
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