Antwerp heritage

Saint Michael’s Bastion

Archaeologists found traces in this location of early settlement and military defences from various periods.

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  • Saint Michael’s Bastion as featured in the painting 'View of the port of Antwerp from Vlaams Hoofd'
  • Sketch by M. Coignet of the bastion
  • Saint Michael’s Bastion on the map of Virgilius Bononiensis (1565)
  • The bastion’s wall is exposed during an archaeological survey of the Scheldt quays (2010)
  • Top view of the bastion’s southern face and flank during an archaeological survey of the Scheldt qua
  • The city wall on the Scheldt side during an archaeological survey of the Scheldt quays (2010)