Antwerp City Breaks
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Situated approximately 50 miles from the North Sea coast on the banks of the river Schedlt, Antwerp is one of the busiest riverside cities across the globe. This sophisticated Belgian settlement has established itself as a buzzing, stylish metropolis of culture, trade, fashion and history and is widely recognised as the world's 'diamond capital'.
Grote MarktIn the heart of the city lies Grote Markt. with Jef Lambaux's 1887 statue of Brabo in the centre, representing free passage through the city's river Scheldt. The marvellous houses of the Guilds stand proud in the square.
The Steen'Steen' means 'stone' in Dutch and this castle was originally part of the city's fortifications. This impressive 11thC castle was one of Belgium's first stone buildings and is now the National Maritime Museum.
Ruben's HouseUndoubtedly one of Antwerp's most popular museums, displaying the famous works of Peter Paul Rubens. This stunning building with Italian-inspired palazzo is the former home of the artist, boasting a beautiful Baroque garden.
Cathedral of Our LadyA truly breath-taking Gothic cathedral which houses the tallest church spire in the Low Countries. This UNESCO World Heritage site, completed in 1520, is filled with a beautiful collection of artwork and a variety of architectural gems.
Zoological GardensFounded 167 years ago, Antwerp Zoo is the oldest in Belgium. With over 5,000 animals and close to a thousand different species, plus a planetarium, a kid's site and aqua zone, this zoo is on of Antwerp's leading attractions. (not shown).
Central StationOne of the world's most impressive railway buildings, known colloquially as the "Railway Cathedral". This spectacular building was designed by L. Delacenserie and the sumptuous interior is home to 30 diamond shops.