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

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2014
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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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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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 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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sarasota, florida
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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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Bumpus Mills, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

What I go to Europe for, one of the best!! I have seen in my travels.

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South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

It is sometimes hard to find this church open for visitors, but well worth the stop if you can. Often, there are tours in English. I have been several times and always learn something new. Rubens is buried here, since his second wife insisted, even though he didn't really care for the architecture and had been much more instrumental in... More 

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