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Address: Lange Nieuwstraat 75, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 3 232 10 32
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Beautiful, baroque surprise, just off the main Meir shopping drag.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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