Sights Of Mechelen, Belgium

Mechelen located almost halfway between Brussels and Antwerp is renowned world over for its carillon (bells) concerts. It is also famous for its tapestry, furniture, and horticultural industries. The many sights and sounds of Mechelen are exhibited in its gothic cathedral with carillons, town hall, and museums, as well as lively shopping areas.

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.

Saint-Petrus-and-Pauluschurch, Mechelen

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.

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13 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    What a wonderful city, Indrani! I love the blue skies and the incredible old buildings! I've always been fascinated by those lovely houses!! Terrific captures, as always! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Enjoy!

  2. arabesque says:

    the facades were stunning.
    and the place looks serene,
    not too much tourist around. ^0^

  3. The architecture is outstanding to my eyes and the history fascinating.

  4. Rajesh says:

    Beautiful shots of the place. The architecture is unique.

  5. these beautiful buildings have character. it's wonderful that this place is well preserved.

  6. ladyfi says:

    What beautiful architecture!

  7. Leovi says:

    Delicious photos. Nice architecture.

  8. Amazing pictures. Your photos of Europe always shake up my notion of time. Thank you!

  9. You have cptured those wonderful structures beautifully.

  10. Bikramjit says:

    Loved those Police officers on horse-back.. 🙂


  11. Gary says:

    Beautiful place and a great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  12. Carver says:

    Wonderful shots. Your travels are so much fun to see through your photography.

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