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Carolus Borromeus Church

Hendrik Conscienceplein 12, Antwerp, Belgium
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Ranked #11 of 81 Attractions in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Traveler Description: This typical baroque church was built by the Jesuits in the 1600s. Rubens is said to have designed its facade. more »
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Antwerp, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This church is in the Baroque style, but because of its simplicity gives it not too heavy feeling, but is simply beautiful, the conscience square is really cozy to enjoy a terrace and listen to the music, some artists are playing

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Romford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We tried to gain access to this church on three occasions over two days but it was locked. Speaking with a local later he said that access is only by phoning ahead and we did see someone being met and escorted inside. We were not the only people who wanted to visit this church so perhaps guide books need to... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

If you're intrested in Architecture and Art, you will have not enough eyes to overwatch what you 'll see in this astonishing, beautifull church. Even if you're a non believer, the content of this palace is someting you'll be glad to have invested some time to visit it. Afterwards, you can drink or eat something on one of the nice... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Beautiful baroque Jesuit Church with amazing paintings and ceilings. On sundays at 11.30 one can enjoy the concertmass where every week another singer or group of musicians are singing for free. The church is situated at the old Conciencesquare where you will find a statue of the famous Flemish writer.

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A beautiful church with a nice decorated facade,situated not far from Grote markt.The interior was originally designed by Pieter-Paul Rubens, includes a majestic pulpit.Wonderful paintings and sculptures inside. An interesting feature of this church is the mechanism above the altar used to switch paintings.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

It is a nice Baroque church with some nice statutes but nothing overly impressive. They host a music choir.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The church was originally built by the Jesuits and overlooks a small quiet square; it's close to a tram route. They didn't have a lot of luck as it was struck by lightning in the 18th century and the ceiling panels by Rubens and Van Dyck were lost. A few years ago there was another fire but, happily, none of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This church is a bit off the beaten track, but is very well preserved. In contrast to many other churches, it has been built in a relatively short period, and remained untouched afterwards. As a consequence, it looks a very harmonious and authentic, pure Lowlands barok. highly recommended

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