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Carolus Borromeus Church

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Address: Hendrik Conscienceplein 12, Antwerp, Belgium
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Set in a charming courtyard, the exterior of the church exudes beauty and intricate architecture. The interior of the church is equally breathtaking. Many paintings adorned the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Set in a charming courtyard, the exterior of the church exudes beauty and intricate architecture. The interior of the church is equally breathtaking. Many paintings adorned the walls and a huge masterpiece decorated the main altar. There were two beautiful chapels at each side of the main hall. The guide present at the church gave us a free commentary on... More 

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Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I almost like this church better then the Cathedral because it's more intimate. At the time of our visit there was a guide available who answered all of our questions free of charge. He was obviously very proud and knowledgeable about 'his'church. There are some beautiful paintings and wooden sculptures to be seen as well as a center piece painting... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A beautiful church with amazing artwork inside. The small courtyard out front makes it feel intimate allowing the façade to make its full impression. A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Don't miss this! A great building inside and out that's just around the corner from the main square. There's no admission charge, so make sure you pop in for five or ten minutes and enjoy this great church. Look out for the strange headless child figure in a glass case by the entrance - very peculiar!

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

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

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

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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Address: Address: Hendrik Conscienceplein 12, Antwerp, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp

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