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

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A short visit well worth

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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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.

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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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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

i really wanted to visit this place, in antwerpen you can see the house of rubens and some of his art but also the place where he is buried. unfortunatelly don't make planes with this church, it is closed!

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Edegem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The church lies behind the pedestrian shopping street Meir, in the student quarter of Antwerp. Tram stops near the door. Not too many tourists visit this beautiful church. Downstairs it has an impressing display of the old clockwork.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

While I'm a fan of visiting almost any European church I pass, we sought this one out specifically because it's Rubens' burial place and there is supposed to be a beautiful painting by him hanging above. Well, after wandering around for quite some time trying to figure out which tomb was his, we were disappointed to discover that we could... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Well worth a visit..considerable funds have been spent restoring this cathedral which has no less than 2 major pipe organs! Not to be missed re the two famous triptych paintings by Reubens.

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Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

This church is absolutely packed with wonderful pieces of art. Try to book a privat guide, he will keep you in aw for hours! The church partially burned down some tens of years ago, also the stories around that are interesting!

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

This church was not on my list to visit, but when I was walking around I saw this church and entered. The guide was very friendly and call this church a "Rubens church" without any Rubens work in. Big Rubens drawings were taken to Vienna and those used to decorated the ceiling were destroyed in a fire. But as a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

St. Jacob's Church is not one of the most beautiful in Antwerp (a city of beautiful churches) but it's worth a visit. One of the pilgrimage churches en route to Santiago de Compostelo with a scallop shell on the pavement there, and also evidence of Peter Paul Rubens ... he's buried there.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

An interesting church,been to Antwerp several times but this was my first time visiting this church This church is huge and the color of the interior is all black and white (the traditional color of the habit of the dominican orders that built this church),the church is huge and there are many interesting paintings,scupltures,statues and relics all around this church... More 

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Address: Lange Nieuwstraat 75, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 3 232 10 32
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp

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