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Saint James's Church

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Impressively large Kathedral Antwerpen

While visiting Antwerp Belgium for the day it was hard to miss this massively impressive strcture... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2018
Durham, Canada
Worth a Visit

St James Church is one of the largest in Antwerp. This church was started at the end of the 15th... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Gardendale, Alabama
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This church houses one of the richest church interiors of the low countries, filled with 24 altars, dozens of paintings and hundreds of statues from the renaissance and baroque period, including the grave of Rubens.
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Lange Nieuwstraat 73 | Opposite to Eikenstraat, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 491 99 99 57
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the interior of this enormous church was not to my liking - but that's a personal thing. Nice to see Rubens' tomb and loved his nativity painting above it.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

While visiting Antwerp Belgium for the day it was hard to miss this massively impressive strcture as part of old town. There is a lot of reconstruction and some gates closed due to this ongoing maintenance, but you can see it is intricate in design...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

St James Church is one of the largest in Antwerp. This church was started at the end of the 15th century in the Gothic Style. In the 17th century they added on to the church in the Baroque style. The church is worth a visit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

Anyone on the Rubens trail has to see this - he married and is buried here. The interior (gothic with a baroque makeover is unique) and it has some interesting stained glass as well. The church needs the entry fee towards urgently needed restoration, but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Very interesting charch witt many tombstones of Antwerpen and Spanish nobles and wonderful pictures. All information in Niderlans languige.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Went here on our last say because we found some good reviews of the church. Decided to go to this church instead of the Lieve-Vrouwe kathedraal. Definently worth the trip. Such an amazing baroque/gothic church. Absolutely beautiful and worth the time and effort. Do not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

Without knowing that it houses the grave of famous painter Rubens, we entered the church and discovered a real gem. Wonderful sculptures in marble and wood, beautiful paintings, a dream! a 3€ enter tax is required. it was empty the day we went.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rodicam
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

The most important church in Antwerp on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostella. Building with a fascinating history and an incredible art collection. Friendly and knowledgeable guide offered a lot of interesting information, including a visit to the wedding chapel. Arguably the most underrated...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

Saint James Church has to be after the magnificent Cathedral Of Our Lady the most beautiful church in Antwerp ,the beautiful Baroque style of architecture with a certain Flemish flair looks awesome,this is Rubens final resting place which is befitting as the interior is outstanding...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2017

There are so many things to be done in Antwerp. Most of them historical places however the St. Jacobskerk church is by far one of the best churches to visit. I strongly recommend also to take a guided tour if possible to learn the very...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Bart B, Manager at Saint James's Church, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2018

Thank you for your review! Depending on their availability, we have a free guide available in the church most of the days our church is open. As every corner is in our church is filled up with art, our guides can tell plenty of anecdotes...

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