Slipways

Napoleon ordered a series of slipways to be built near the present-day Cockerillkaai. They were part of the shipyard where a war fleet was to be built.

Ship arsenal

Under Napoleon, the French government built an arsenal for its war fleet, in the area between the Scheldt and Kloosterstraat, installing a shipyard and several workshops.

Museum of Fine Arts

There are still remnants of the former Spanish citadel, or Zuidkasteel (South Castle) under the Royal Museum of Fine Arts (KMSKA).

Kronenburg Tower

Before the Spanish ramparts and citadel were built, the city relied on medieval ramparts and towers for its protection. Kronenburg Tower was one of these defences.

Moats and ravelins

The Spanish citadel was encircled by a moat. Here archaeologists found traces of steps to the citadel moat.

Command bunker

This command bunker was built at the end of the 1930s. The Passive Air Raid Defence Department coordinated its activities from here in case of a bombing.

Waterpoort

De bijnaam van de Waterpoort is de wandelende poort. Sinds haar oprichting in 1624 stond ze al op drie plaatsen.

Grachten en ravelijnen

De Spaanse citadel was omgeven door een natte gracht. Archeologen vonden hier sporen van de trap naar de citadelgracht.

Sint-Michielsabdij

In dit gebied stond de eerste parochiekerk van Antwerpen, die uitgroeide tot de grote en machtige Sint-Michielsabdij.

Gedenkteken V-bommen

Op deze plaats kwam tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog de eerste V-bom op Antwerpen neer. De gedenkplaat herdenkt de bombardementen die in 1944 en 1945 de stad teisterden.

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