Antwerp - Capital Of Baroque, City Of Rubens
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Antwerp - Capital Of Baroque, City Of Rubens

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Falling in love with the Flemish capital - walking tour

In this tour, we will see and visit the streets and places that are the most representative of the time when Antwerp was one of the most important trading cities in Europe; we will walk the small streets, look at the statues of our greatest citizens and admire the magnificent churches and buildings.

We will try to learn how Antwerp appeared on the map of Europe, what has defined and still defines it as one of the most important seaports in the world; why so many artists had come to live and work here, creating something that is now world famous as a Flemish school of painting. Learn a bit about Belgian food and beer culture, their love for fries and chocolate and, of course, diamonds.

ITINERARY

-We will start our walk on the river quays, near the oldest stone building in town, our castle - the Stone; then, by the Butchers hall to the hearts of the city - the Big Market square and that to its soul - Antwerp Cathedral of Saint Mary*;

-If the guests wish, we can visit the cathedral and talk about 4 magnificent Rubens' works in it.

-Then, we go to the Jesuit church, through the mediëval Streets and to the biggest square in the city on our way to Palazzo Rubens - the house where the painter had spent most of his life.

*The cathedral is closed on Sunday till 13. 30 and on holidays.

MEETING POINT + TOUR DURATION

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.

the tour will take between 4 and 5 hours, including a short drive from the ship to the Rubens house

TRANSPORTATION

Walking tour+taxi

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Guiding Services

ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED

15 euro - Admission tickets.

WHAT’S EXTRA

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Admission tickets to Rubens House and cathedral - 15 EUR (optional).

RESTRICTIONS

I prefer not to drive myself and use either public transportation (e.g. trains) or arrange for a car and a driver (e.g.taxi).


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