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St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels
The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula is a medieval Roman Catholic church in central Brussels, Belgium. It is dedicated to St. Michael and St. Gudula, the patron saints of the City of Brussels, and is considered to be one of the finest examples of Brabantine Gothic architecture
Brussels Town Hall
The Town Hall of the City of Brussels is a landmark building in Brussels Belgium. It is located on the famous Grand Place opposite the neo-Gothic Kings House or Bread House[a] building housing the Brussels City Museum. Erected between 1401 and 1455 the Town Hall is the only remaining medieval building of the Grand Place and is considered a masterpiece of civil Gothic architecture and more particularly Brabantine Gothic. Its three classicist rear wings date from the 18th century. It is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the square.
The Grote Markt of Antwerp is a town square situated in the heart of the old city quarter. It is filled with an extravagant city hall numerous elaborate 16th-century guildhalls many restaurants and cafs. Lying within walking distance of the Scheldt river it hosts a Christmas market and ice rink in winter.
Korenmarkt is a city square in the historic center of Ghent Belgium. Located between the Leie river and St. Nicholas Church it is one of the citys most important and famous tourist locations. The square is surrounded by several historic buildings which today house bars restaurants and terraces. It is a pivotal location of the annual Gentse Feesten cultural festival. The Korenmarkt connects Ghents two busiest shopping streets Veldstraat and Kortemunt from south to north. From west to east it connects St. Michaels Bridge over the Leie river with St. Nicholas Church. The western side gives access to the Leie waterfront notably the Graslei.
The Patershol is an old neighborhood in the historic center of the Belgian city of Ghent. The area is approximately 4.5 hectares and has a closed street pattern that it has preserved from the Middle Ages. The district is bordered by Geldmunt Lange Steenstraat Grauwpoort Sluizeken Oudburg and Kraanlei. The Leie forms a natural border with the rest of the old city center. The district now houses many small cafes and restaurants. At Kaatsspelplein 8 there is also a meeting center for seniors with the designation open house for people over 55 t Pratershol. The Caermersklooster and the House of Alijn are located in the district. The Patershol and the surrounding area were protected as a cityscape in 1981.
The Atomium is a landmark building in Brussels Belgium originally constructed for the 1958 Brussels Worlds Fair. It is located on the HeyselHeizel Plateau in Laeken where the exhibition took place. Nowadays it is the citys most popular tourist attraction and serves as a museum an art center and a cultural place. The building is located on the Square de lAtomiumAtomiumsquare at the intersection of the Boulevard du CentenaireEeuwfeestlaan with the Avenue de lAtomiumAtomiumlaan and the Avenue de BouchoutBoechoutlaan and opposite the Centenary Palace of the Brussels Exhibition Centre. It is served by HeyselHeizel metro station on line 6 of the Brussels Metro.
Square of Petit Sablon
To the southeast of the church and slightly uphill lies the Square du Petit SablonKleine Zavelsquare. It is a roughly rectangular garden featuring trees hedges flowers and most notably statues. In the Middle Ages the Zavelbeek had its source in the Petit Sablon. It flowed in nearly a straight line into the Senne river joining it roughly at the current Place FontainasFontainasplein. Its course is still followed by the streets in the area to this day. The Petit Sablon was the site of Saint John Hospitals cemetery mentioned above until it was moved.
Gravensteen van Gent
The Gravensteen is a medieval castle in Ghent East Flanders in Belgium. The current castle dates from 1180 and was the residence of the Counts of Flanders until 1353. It was subsequently re-purposed as a court prison mint and even a cotton factory. It was restored between 1893 - 1903 and is now a museum and a major landmark in the city.
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