Antwerp heritage

Bastion of Toledo

The Spanish citadel was a pentagonal defence. There was a bastion, a polygonal bulwark, on every corner. This is where the Toledo Bastion used to be.

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  • View of the city with the citadel and ramparts, 1572, Hogenberg
  • Map of the citadel, sixteenth century
  • Siege of the citadel in 1832
  • Shelling of the citadel with the monster mortar
  • General Chassé defended the fort, but had no choice but to capitulate
  • The surrender of the citadel on 23 December 1832
  • The wall of the northern face of the Toledo Bastion during archaeological research along the Leien