Antwerp heritage

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).

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  • Alva, the Duke of Toledo, ordered that the citadel of Antwerp be built
  • The citadel in the sixteenth century
  • Eighteenth-century map of the citadel, indicating the various bastions
  • Projection of the citadel on the street map of the present-day 'Zuid' quarter
  • The wall of the Fernando Bastion during a dig in the museum garden, 2016
  • The floor of a casemate of the Fernando Bastion during a dig in the museum garden, 2016
  • Demolition of the citadel in 1874
  • The Royal Museum of Fine Arts around 1914