Antwerp is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Antwerp one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Antwerp is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Antwerp or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Antwerp. Explore the historical monuments of Antwerp with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Antwerp guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Antwerp page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Antwerp landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Antwerp.
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Groenplaats 21, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
A pinnacle of Gothic architecture, the Cathedral was at the time of completion one of the tallest buildings in the world, and still holds that title within the city. Despite having lost much of it’s original art, the cathedral is still a treasure. The star attractions are the Rubens paintings: Descent of the Cross, Elevation of the Cross and ...
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Hendrik Conscienceplein 12, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
There isn’t much to be said about this church beyond it sheer elegant beauty, but that’s more than enough to be getting on with. It was initially called the Ignatius Church, and it is a Church for Jesuits. The architectural style is baroque and its interiors were decorated by Ruben and his disciples. Visit this church when there’s...
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Vrijdagmarkt 22-23, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Plantin-Moretus Museum is sure to be on the bucket list of every avid book reader who ever gets to visit Antwerp. This very place was once the most well-known printing house around the globe and one can witness the printing techniques of the middle ages on their visit. Buy your tickets for Plantin-Moretus Museum online in advance to avoid any l...
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Middelheimlaan 61, 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
Born out of an open air sculpture exhibition in the 1950’s, the Middelheim Sculpture Museum currently has over 200 hundred fantastic pieces on display, and the number grows every year. This is actually a park across which the sculptures are tastefully arranged. The creations are quirky, surreal, and a never ending delight. The kids will love it.
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Leysstraat, Antwerp, Belgium
09:30 am - 06:30 pm
If the grand architecture around this area wasn’t enough, the Meir is also the most important shopping destination in Antwerp. Hundreds of thousands of people descend on the streets here occasionally, Fashionwise, whatever it is you’re looking for, you’re likely to find it here. Ever possible brand has a presence. Naturally, this makes it a great place to people watch.
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Meir 78, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
10:00 am - 06:30 pm
The name means City Festival Hall, and in that function it is exemplary. Its architecture, restored and innovated upon after a fire in 2000, is magnificent and modern, and every inch of it breathes opulence. It was built specifically to host Antwerp’s many civil functions. It’s a popular place for exhibitions, markets and even lunch. Any hour you spend here is bound to be lively.
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St. Paul 22, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Antwerp’s churches continue to inspire with this beautiful Gothic Church, which is as famous for it’s paintings as it is for it’s architecture. It has a bonus attraction: the courtyard by its side is a wonderful cavalry, showing 63 statues depicting the last days of Christ. Admission to the premises is free, and the tranquillity of the place is priceless.
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Graanmarkt 7, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Elegant and beautiful, Antwerp’s famous theatre was built in 1819 and has since then undergone many renovations. The Toneelhuiscompanyperforms there today. Before entering, notice the sculptures of Apollo and the nine muses looking down at the patrons. The threatre is lovely from the inside and the café is pretty good too.