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A great centerpiece.

We have been coming to this town for 15-20 years and have been watching the transformation of the... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Ron W
,
Fredericksburg, Texas
Beautiful old square

Lovely old square maybe not as grand as Brussels or the squares of Ghent and Bruges but lovely... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
sweetville
,
Glasgow,
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“main square” (6 reviews)
“market place” (4 reviews)
“great market” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mechelen, Belgium
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We have been coming to this town for 15-20 years and have been watching the transformation of the cent of Mechelen. It is now complete--I think. The center is now a large space of land that is used for Christmas markets as well as other...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Lovely old square maybe not as grand as Brussels or the squares of Ghent and Bruges but lovely nonetheless and framed by the majestic St Rumbolds Cathedral. Some great bars to sit outside and watch the world go by.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

very nice typical square, with very nice architecture all around. try to be there with a local or a good guide who will tell you the stories about the queen's palace, the cathedral and the tower. ,comparing to other European squares this one is not...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Mechelen has a medival look with a great market place which has all the top fashion brands .If you go with your friends or family , you can take a walk here and you will definitely have a great time .

Thank Harish C
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is the heart of Mechelen, well kep, safe and clean with a great, spacious and safe parking underneath and all the city activities on the market place. On Saturdays you can enjoy the lively food market and drink something along the sides . There...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I live in Mechelen en whenever I have friends over to visit they tell me how beautiful this place is with the nice houses and buildings.

1  Thank christelVDT
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The city of Mechelen houses the highest rank of catholic church in Belgium and used to be one of the major cities in the region. The 'Grote Markt' is definitely worth being seen! I often compare it to 'little Brussels'. Very old, refurbished buildings and...More

Thank Albrecht R
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I found the photo of Mechelen in internet and wanted to see it only because the town hall and main square. It is one of the most beautiful squares I have seen. It was my dream to see this city and it is now a...More

Thank Denilica
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Although not located on the Grote Markt, you have a good view of the St Rombouts cathedral and especially the tower from the square. The square also houses quite a few old and pittoresque buildings, well worth seeing. Quite a few of them now house...More

Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Worth coming to Malines/Mechelen. Beautiful city and beautiful places in which de Grote Markt. My advice is to come on the Saturday morning during the market. You get all the buzz of the town..

Thank Kar3n66
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Busygal97531
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Response from LolaGo1 | Reviewed this property |
I visited it on a weekday so I I don't know about its open market on Saturdays. it is a big medieval square where one sees the City Hall, Brabo Statue, Tourist Office, restaurants , etc. A block away are the Cathedral... More
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