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Carolus Borromeus Church

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Address: Hendrik Conscienceplein 12, Antwerp, Belgium
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A real beauty

This is a strong recommendation for all our visitors. The church & the little square are a jewel in my township. By good weather, for a while, you will have the impression to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This is a strong recommendation for all our visitors. The church & the little square are a jewel in my township. By good weather, for a while, you will have the impression to stay in Italy !

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Tongeren, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

For me this is the most amazing church of Antwerp. It is set on an wonderful little square. The interior of the church is meant as a baroque hall, the Jesuits wanted to give a foretaste of heavenly rejoicing to the illiterate people. The architect was PP Rubens, not only for the perfectly balanced yet dynamic facade (inspired by but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I really liked this church - the two side chapels are set aside for private prayer and meditation but sadly this didn't stop the tourist hoards meandering in, despite the attendant's best efforts. There is a small leaflet available for .20 Euro in various languages and a few postcards, but this is predominantly a place of worship which gets invaded... More 

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Lanai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Very ornate church in the historic center of Antwerp. It's baroque design is unique in a city of many gothic buildings. You don't have to be religious to experience or appreciate the workmanship of this incredible church. Definitely a must see in Antwerp.

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A lovely and delightfully ornate church. Well worth a visit. It is closed 12.30-20.00 though. No charge.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

There is of course the Cathedral in Antwerp but you have to visit this small church too, this church has a soul ! it's only 10 minutes walk away from the Cathedral ...

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A fantastic example of Baroque, as you don't find anywhere else in Antwerp. Especially the Mass on Sunday is known for it. A quiet place, even if you're not catholic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

When I planned my short trip to Antwerp, it happened so that this church did not fall on our top 5 must sees. While walking through the streets we reached the Hendrik Conscienceplein and never realized when we were right in front of this masterpiece. St. Charles Borromeo Church has a very attractive facade and rich and colorful interior. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A sad bit of art history in this church which originally had two altarpieces and the length of the aisle vaults painted in canvases by Rubens and his studio but burned out in 1718. The church has never been the same.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

When you visit the church, visit also Chez Claude on the square, for a wonderful afternoon tea (reservation), or yust enjoy a cup of tea!

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