Antwerp heritage

Citadel Stronghold

The Spanish ramparts were expanded in the south with a citadel in the second half of the sixteenth century. The citadel was designed to protect and control the city.

  • Sixteenth-century print of the citadel
  • Sixteenth-century Spanish ramparts with citadel
  • Main entrance of the citadel
  • Waterpoort Gate
  • Demolition of the citadel in 1874
  • Demolition of the gate, photo taken from the citadel