This majestic building, designed by Cornelis Floris, signifies the new status of the city. The design reflects a fusion of ... More
Town Hall (Stadhuis)
This majestic building, designed by Cornelis Floris, signifies the new status of the city. The design reflects a fusion of Flemish and Italian Renaissance architecture. This symmetrical structure has a beautiful, wide facade and a broad roof, which emphasizes its shape. The 184 feet center pavilion is done up in five levels of stunning columns and sculptures. Most of the beautiful interiors were destroyed during a fire. What is visible now, including the paintings by Hendrik Leys, are parts of the 1882 restoration plan.
The Grote Markt (Grand Market Square) is a splendid sight right in the middle of the city. Dominated by the
renaissance style Stadhuis (city hall), the square is lined with numerous guildhalls, high patrician houses with step gables and ...
In Antwerp there are several gardens and parks, which are a welcome oasis in the busy city, and one of
the most important parks is the Stadspark or City Park. This triangular park is situated between Rubenslei, Van Eycklei ...
The Béguines were women who dedicated their lives to God without retiring from the world. In the 13th century they
founded the béguinages, enclosed communities designed to meet their spiritual and material needs. The Flemish béguinages are architectural ensembles ...
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