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Carolus Borromeus Church

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Address: Hendrik Conscienceplein 12, Antwerp, Belgium
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A lovely and delightfully ornate church. Well worth a visit. It is closed 12.30-20.00 though. No charge.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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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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Karlsruhe, Germany
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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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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This wonderful church, built by the Jesuits, is just as impressive inside as is the exterior. In fact, I prefer it to the inside of the Cathedral. There are some splendid altarpiece paintings by Rubens. Unfortunately his 39 ceiling paintings were destroyed by fire in 1718. The church also contains a wealth of carved plasterwork and wooden sculptures. The exterior... More 

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

In this charming area of old Antwerp you find a unique church dating from the "contra-reformation period" The decoration and the front of the church have been (for a great part) designed by Peter Paul Rubens, who contibuted by paintings and sculptures still present today.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The nicest church, in a wonderful place and absolutely stunning atmosphere. You can have great food, shopping on his doorsteps. GO go go

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This Jesuit church originally housed two colossal altarpieces by Rubens, which were alternated using a system of pulleys. These paintings are now in the Kunsthistoriches Museum in Vienna, because the Hapsburgs ruled Flanders at the time and they were the kings of Austria and Spain. Despite the disappearance of these key works the church is a riot of Baroque splendour,... More 

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