Do you know the Duchy of Brabant?

The Duchy of Brabant was a former duchy who was between the Netherlands and Belgium. The main cities this duchy are Brussels, Leuven, Antwerp, Breda, Lier, Tilburg, Eindhoven and Bolduque. Let's get to know the cities of Duchy of Brabant, all wonderful Do you accompany us ?.

The cities of the Duchy of Brabant

1. Leuven

Leuven, (Leuven in flamenco), is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant. It is a university city with a lively and youthful atmosphere It is combined with great places and monuments.

Among its points of interest are the Grote Markt, the Plaza Mayor, the Town Hall and the church of San Pedro, the last two buildings of Gothic style gabrazón that is worth stopping to admire. It is also recommended to know the University Library and the Beaterio Mayor. Also, you can't leave Leuven without trying their native beer.

2. Brussels

Grand Place, Brussels - S-F

The Brussels-Capital region is, together with Flanders and Wallonia, one of the three regions of the Belgian federal state. A city with many places to visit and with a varied architecture that goes from medieval constructions to modernist and avant-garde buildings.

Among its attractions is the Grand Place, the Gothic town hall, the Cathedral of St. Michael and Santa Gudula, the Royal Castle of Laeken, with its large greenhouses and the Royal Palace in Brussels.

Be sure to visit the city center with its flamenco-style houses and its art nouveau buildings where the Schaerbeek, Etterbeek, Ixelles and Saint-Gilles stand out.

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3. Antwerp

Antwerp- leoks

Antwerp is one of the five provinces of Flanders. It is located east of the province of East Flanders and north of Flemish Brabant. It is one of the most important commercial cities in northern Europe and a great cultural center of the early seventeenth century.

Among its attractions stands outthe Plaza Mayor or Grote Markt, With its Renaissance buildings. Also visit the Rubens House Museum, the cathedral, the Diamond Museum, the castle, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Groenplaats.

4. Breda

Breda - Ruud Morijn Photographer

Breda is a city in the Netherlands, is located in North Brabant and is one of the largest cities in the country. It has a long history and is also the protagonist of one of Diego Velázquez's most famous paintings.

Among its places of interest is the Church of Our Lady, a gothic-style cathedral located in the Grote Markt, the city's main square. Another important place to be visited is the castle, in the area of ​​the old town, the Breda's Museum and the Oorlog Museum, dedicated to World War II.

5. Lier

Lier astronomical clock - Sergey Dzyuba

Lier is located in the province of Antwerp, between the Grande and Petite Néthe rivers. This small town, forgotten among the great destinations of Belgium, It offers the charms of the typical Flemish villages. It has an old town where there are numerous emblematic buildings and varied monuments.

It has a thirteen dial watch which not only marks the hours, but details the day of the week and the month, the season, the sign of the corresponding zodiac and even the solar and lunar cycles, the rotation of the terrestrial globe and the flows of the tides. This wonderful jubilee clock was the work of astronomer Louis Zimmer, illustrious son of Lier.

6. Bolduque, Eindhoven and Tilburg

Eindhoven - Sergey Dzyuba

Bolduque, Eindhoven and Tilburg are located in North Brabant, south of the Netherlands. Bolduque is the capital of the province of North Brabant, It was founded by Henry I of Brabant, between the Aa and Dommel rivers, where the citadel is currently located, one of the oldest in the medieval cities of the Netherlands.

For its part Eindhoven, located southwest of North Brabant, is an effervescent and avant-garde city. Among the places to see are the Van Abbemuseum, the House of Design and the Santa Catalina church.

Tilburg is located near North Brabant, It includes the city itself and the surrounding villages of Berkel-Enschot and Udenhout. It is a university city and a scientific center. It is worth knowing the Textile Museum, the Brabant Nature Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.

Video: Duchy Of Brabant (February 2020).