Sights Of Mechelen, Belgium
Looking at the photos from Mechelen’s Grote market I think, “will I be there again!” It is rightly titled as the heart of Mechelen. Ringed by cafes and bars, there are some wonderful facades to drool over. Mechelen, few centuries back was a significant center for weaving, using wool imported from England, and the cloth hall here would have been at the heart of the city’s trade. Its proximity to sea and a good network of canals made it an ideal trading center.
Patrolling policemen on horses.
Grote Markt is located in the center of the city is surrounded by such impeccably restored 15th and 16th century Flemish townhouses. There are several places to eat where you can sit down and enjoy the scenery. On one side there is the cathedral, and on the other – the medieval city hall.
Facade details of Mechelen Town Hall.
Three lions, two dragons, one eagle guards on the Beiaerd, formerly the townhall of Mechelen, Belgium.