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The Plantin Moretus Museum is one of the best printing museums in the world, and the only surviving printing workshop and publishing house in the world dating back to the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Located in the home of 16th century bookbinder and printer Christoffel Plantin, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its role in spearheading the proliferation of printing technology. The Officina Plantiniana business archives are a part of the Memory of the World. The museum displays workshop equipment such as printing-press and foundry in rooms with original furnishings. The collection includes the Biblia Polyglotta, paintings and drawings by Rubens, and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first printed atlas.

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About Plantin Moretus Museum

 Vrijdagmarkt 22-23

 Nearest Transit: Groenplaats

 +32 3 221 1450 or +32 3 221 1451

Plantin Moretus Museum and Nearby Attractions on Map

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Grote Markt

Grote Markt(0.3 km)
Grote Market or Great Market Square in the old quarter is the historical centre of town, surrounded by typical medieval guildhalls that are common in most Flemish historical towns.

Diamond District

Diamond District(1.5 km)
Antwerp's famous Diamantkwartier or Diamond District lies to the south and southwest of the central station, along Pelikaanstraat.

Cathedral of Our Lady

Cathedral of Our Lady(0.3 km)
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Vlaeykensgang

Vlaeykensgang(0.2 km)
The Vlaeykensgang is a hidden medieval street near the Cathedral connecting Hoogstraat, Oude Koornmarkt and Pelgrimsstraat.

Jewish Quarter

Jewish Quarter(1.5 km)
The Jewish Quarter in Antwerp is often referred to as a Shtetl (Yiddish for village or small town) due to the high population of about 15000 Jews, several of them being Orthodox and Hasidic.

De Ruien

De Ruien(0.3 km)
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Carolus Borromeus Church

Carolus Borromeus Church(0.6 km)
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Central Station

Central Station(1.6 km)
Counted among the most beautiful railway stations in the world, the Antwerp Central Station is definitely worth visiting even if you are not arriving or leaving by train.

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