Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250
Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 is part of the Tentative list of Belgium in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
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Antwerp is very interesting city that I had opportunity to visit and enjoy several times. But I dare to say that the proposed TWHS - city center within the walls from 1250 - is not the most appealing feature of Antwerp - one can see something simillar even in other parts of Belgium and Netherlands. Furthermore, it has already 3 gorgeous WHS, and I think it will stay that way!
However, I must admit that Grote Markt and the interior of the cathedral have wow-effect to me every visit (even at night - PHOTO). The main reason for my visit to Antwerp is usualy ...fashion. It is unbelieveble that there is so long list of fashion designers conected somehow to Antwerp, and I really love the view from Mode Museum towards Modepaleis Dries van Noten and the huge cathedral tower. Other ineteresting places: Berchem district with Art Nouveau villas, the area around Sint Carolus Borromeuskerk, Sint-Annatunnel, the main railway station, etc... and relaxed lively atmosphere all around.
Interesting site to visit while in Antwerp but not worthy of WHS status IMHO.
Antwerpen is a great harbour city with the flair of hanseatic towns. The Museums are great and the churches are beautiful
Successor to former TWHS Anvers, cath
2002 Added to Tentative List
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