Architecture mosaic

Become acquainted with the various styles of architecture in Antwerp. Your guide will teach you to read the façades of the historic city centre. The Romanesque style of Het Steen, the Renaissance style of City hall, Rococo building on the Meir... once you arrive at the Wapper you’ll be able to date the façades.

During this original tour your guide will show you the historic city centre in a playful manner and
identify some of the architectural styles. You start with a hint of Roman architecture at the Steen
fortress, discover the Gothic style (Butcher’s Hall or Museum Vleeshuis | Sound of the City and Cathedral of Our Lady), Renaissance (town hall) and Baroque (St. Charles Borromeo’s Church) and end with Rococo and even Art Deco. Finally, you can try your luck and guess the architectural styles of some of the buildings on Meir and Wapper.

This is an original introduction to the most important buildings and squares of the old city.

This walk can also be guided interactively.

The trail takes you along: STEEN - Museum Vleeshuis | Sound of the City - GROTE MARKT - H. CONSCIENCEPLEIN - GROENPLAATS - MEIR.

It includes a short visit - if open to: the Gothic hall of the Butcher’s Hall and the baroque interior of St. Charles Borromeo’s Church.

Start: Visit Antwerpen, Grote Markt 13.
Finish: at Rubens’ House on Wapper.

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Historical City Walk for individuals - copyright Jan Crab

Historical City Walk for individuals

Accompanied by experienced city guides you’ll walk to the unique Market place, surrounded by the mighty Renaissance Town hall and numerous guild halls. You’ll be astonished when seeing the famous Cathedral of Our Lady, coronated with a unique Gothic steeple, the symbol of the City of Antwerp. You’ll then pass through a charming sixteenth century inner yard, the ‘Vlaeykensgang’, and will continue your stroll alongside many sites and places which you have never imagined before.

Guided tours - information, prices and bookings - copyright Jan Crab

Guided tours - information, prices and bookings

Information, prices and how to book.

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