Antwerp heritage

The Citadel

The city district known as “Het Zuid” is built on Antwerp’s former citadel. This pentagonal structure was built in the sixteenth century under Spanish rule.

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  • Sixteenth-century print of the citadel
  • Excavation of the citadel in Amerikalei in 2002
  • Façade of the Bastion of Toledo in 2004
  • Excavation of the citadel in Amerikalei in 2004
  • Bridge pier of the secondary gate of the citadel
  •  Cross-section of the citadel wall