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Carolus Borromeus Church

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Address: Hendrik Conscienceplein 12, Antwerp, Belgium
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Stunning church, not to be missed

Must see this in addition to the Cathedral. Lots of Rubens work to see here. more than at his home! Big pieces. Stunning inside and out. Don't rush your visit. Situated in a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Must see this in addition to the Cathedral. Lots of Rubens work to see here. more than at his home! Big pieces. Stunning inside and out. Don't rush your visit. Situated in a lovely square. Very peaceful.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I've passed by Carolus Borremeus many times without thought. It was as a result of it popping up on my TripAdvisor that I decided to take a closer look. This place is quite astonishing inside, certainly more so than I had anticipated. If you're in to visiting churches, then this one should be close to the top of your list.... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Another masterpiece of Antwerp churches. It is impressive and very detailed on the outside, but it is its inside that is much better, especially the ceilings. Definitely the painter Rubens made one of his best impressions in this church.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

wauwh is certainly the word when you enter the church. it's so beautiful ! lots of art, lots of statues and the details ! you have to see this beauty and it's all for free !

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A classic church with a huge history. Not as big as the cathedral, but more interesting. Hey, it's a church, what can I say?

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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Such a nice architectural style church, it's alway a pleasure to visit places like this with lots of art and plenty of history to understand. It was a pleasant surprise this baroque church in the middle of the historic center of city, tried to visit around lunch time but it was close so we had to come back after 3... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

OK, it is a church, but since it survived the harsh aftermath of the French revolution (when it was the "hoofdkerk"), this church is full of splendid objects and paintings, and if ever you can get a guide (which isn't too difficult) to tell you all about it, this really is a place to visit. Be prepared to spend an... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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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