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Address: Lange Nieuwstraat 75, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 3 232 10 32
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Rubens was buried here

Right after Sunday mass, you can always get in for a short visit. It is a beautiful Roman catholic church. Services are offered in different languages. Priests are old and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
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Antwerp, Belgium
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Very beautiful church, where you can visit the tombstone of the worldfamous painter RUBENS, who lived in Antwerp

Thank Marijke W
las vegas, nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Right after Sunday mass, you can always get in for a short visit. It is a beautiful Roman catholic church. Services are offered in different languages. Priests are old and understaffed. Unfortunately, they seem to want to get the service over as quick as possible. Well located right off the main shopping street.

1 Thank catootje
Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

It is this church that Peter Paul Rubens has ben buried. It is a magnificent building and the only church in Antwerp where there is still a separation between the nave and the the presbitery reserved for the chapter of regular Canons who originally builded this church. There is also a number of small chapels used for private prayer or... More 

1 Thank Marcel L
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Sint Jacobskerk is an unexpected treat a short walk from the bustle of Meir. Wonderfully preserved from French Revolutionary plunder by intervention of a local priest who was allowed to choose one church to be spared looting, your eye is overwhelmed by the art and beauty clamoring for attention. Note the Rubens burial chapel in the center back of the... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It is often close but it is the place where Rubens is buries and if you like monumental churches you should pay the entrance fee and reserve 30 minutes or so to visit this Church. It is not as famous and visited as the Cathedral but is close to the Meir and has reach baroque interiors and work of arts.

1 Thank beppo81
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This church is where Peter Paul Rubens is buried and full of baroque decor and monuments. This is an old church steeped in history and well worth spending half-an-hour. At 3 € to get in it was worth it.

1 Thank DP1066
Mechelen, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I can't really review this properly because I didn't go inside, but if you're filling your SD card with photos of Antwerp, I guess this beautiful church should be in your collection.

Thank George H
Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The church was not on my visit plan, but after I finished touring the old part of Antwerp, I decided to walk back just to be surprised by this nice Gothic church. I could not get into it as it was closed, but just going around its impressive architecture from outside is also rewarding. I later knew that it has... More 

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Lovely gothic style this St. James's Church, I've been getting there trying to visit the inside but at the time it was closed so I could just watch it from outside and of course the stunning facade. Impressive even the tower beside the church. Artistically very nice. Even a short visit is well worth.

Thank Magellano81
Lanai, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I have always been an admirer of religious art and architecture. The fact that Rubens is buried here made his church one of the things I desired to see only to realize it is closed for restoration. Walking around the church, I was able to find an open door and was able to take a quick glance without being seen... More 

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