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Archive 2008 ten year ago.

History of the great City hall Antwerp.

City hall

The Town Hall is a Renaissance building designed by the architect Cornelis Floris De Vriendt. It was built between 1561 and 1564. The town hall is predominantly built in the Renaissance style; the middle section, however, is already reminiscent of the Baroque.
In this middle section 3 coat of arms were incorporated: on the left of the duke of Brabant, in the middle of that of the Spanish king Philip II and on the right of the margrave of Antwerp. An eagle can be seen on this last coat of arms.
Above the three coats of arms there is a niche with a statue of Mary. However, this has not always stood. Originally there was a Brabo statuette, but by the Counter Reformation this was replaced by a more Christian Mary statue.
The lower floor of the town hall consists of small wooden gates. These served as a shop to pay the expensive building.

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