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Carolus Borromeus Church

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Address: Hendrik Conscienceplein 12, Antwerp, Belgium

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The smallest but most popular of the handful of monumental churches of Antwerp. beautiful interior AND exterior (the square), and has the best opening hours. also used often for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Michael D
Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The smallest but most popular of the handful of monumental churches of Antwerp. beautiful interior AND exterior (the square), and has the best opening hours. also used often for concerts and marriages and only 5 minutes from the Grote Markt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spectacular baroque church built by the Jesuits. Nicknamed the Marble temple because of its opulence as it was designed to look like a Baroque banqueting hall, providing a foretaste of the heavenly banquet. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Carolus Borromeus Church is a small church in the center of Antwerp that is lavishly decorated. Visiting the church is highly recommend since it has a stunning interior. Entrance to the church is free but sometimes there are ceremonies so visiting might be difficult (mostly on weekends).

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At first I was disappointed when I walked in and saw that the interior was being restored. However. after walking around I realized it was a good opportunity to see a restoration in progress. Plus I was able to watch a woman as she was restoring a painting. So it isn't just the building that they are working on.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Yet one more lovely heritage structure in Antwerp city. The city seems to be full of them. Do stop to admire this from the outside

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Timisoara, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The beautiful church was under renovation for the inside in June 2016, so you cannot have the most beautiful experience visiting it, but aftwer they will finish for sure it will be a beauty. The entry was free of course, not sure for the rest of the times...

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Visited after our lady so it wasn't as impressive. It's going under resptoration so lots of scaffold and paint.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The Church of Saint Charles Borromeus (Sint-Carolus Borromeuskerk) is an attractive Baroque style church in Antwerp that is worth a quick visit if you enjoy visiting historic churches. Opening hours are 10-12.30pm and 2-5pm (Monday-Saturday) and entry is free. Originally built in the early 17th century by the Jesuits, the church was designed in the manner of Chiesa del Gesù... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Absolutely beautiful Baroque church - very close to Grote Markt but also a bit hidden away. Amazing front facade looks like those beautiful churches in Rome. And interior is equally striking with some amazing pieces of art. Recomended!!! Plan your visit in advance - because most of the churches in Antwerp are open to public/tourists from 2-5pm every day.

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

An amazing, lovely church with an excellent interior. The interior is like a magical place with it's unique design. Definitely worth going.

Thank Orkun O

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