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Antwerp is the largest city in Flanders. Besides the many historical buildings that are reminiscent of the city's heyday in the 16th century, Antwerp boasts a lively shopping and entertainment scene as well as many cultural attractions.
The city is also known for its diamonds, fashion and Flemish artists such as Rubens and van Dyck, of whom many works can be admired in the local museums.
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This late 19th century fountain depicts the legendary hero Silvius Brabo who defeated the giant Antigoon. The statue symbolizes the free waterways, crucial to the city's survival.
The city's central square, known as Grote Markt is lined with magnificent historic guild houses. At the center of the square, in front of the 16th century city hall is the statue of Brabo, a legendary city hero.
The Royal Museum of Fine Arts was built at the end of the 19th century in a newly developed neighborhood. The museum's collection features many works from Rubens and other famous Antwerp artists.