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The Groenplaats

Antwerp Groenplaats

Antwerp Groenplaats

Antwerp Hilton

Antwerp Flower Market

Peter Paul RubensThe Groenplaats(Green Place) is one of the most popular squares in Antwerp. It is situated next to the Cathedral of Our Lady and close to Main Market Square. From the 13th to the 18th century this place was used as the central cemetery. These days the Groenplaats is a place where people come to have a drink on warm days on one of the terraces.
The most beautiful building on the square is the Hilton Hotel. This was the Grand Bazar department store in the 19 century.
The statue on the last photo is of Peter Paul Rubens, a famous Flemisch painter that lived in Antwerp.