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Carolus Borromeus Church

Address: Hendrik Conscienceplein 12, Antwerp, Belgium
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Ranked #13 of 78 Attractions in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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