Carolus Borromeus Church

Carolus Borromeus Church, Antwerp

Carolus Borromeus Church
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Ioannis Vasileiadis
Athens, Greece100 contributions
Nov 2021
Beautiful during the night, simple during the day. It is better when you see it from outside, I am not sure if it is worth to go inside. Good option if you like church photos.
Written December 13, 2021
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Brian R
Vienna, VA457 contributions
Sep 2021
A jewel of a church with an exceptionally beautiful altar. It only takes about 30 minutes to see and is well worth it.
Written October 5, 2021
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Frank B
Tilburg, The Netherlands17 contributions
Sep 2020
The church was unfortunately closed for public on 19-20 September 2020. So I could only watch it from the outside. Only church attendance was allowed.
Written September 21, 2020
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haplo89
Antwerp, Belgium2,622 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Carolus borromeus is a gorgeous baroque church in the centre of antwerp. It is well worth a (free) visit. On some days there are volunteers giving free tours.
Written January 13, 2020
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dewmaw
Surrey, UK176 contributions
Nov 2019
Lovely church, sat imposing in its little Old Town square. Reubens. Plus an intricate mechanism to change the paintings above the altar.
Written December 26, 2019
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Swetrat
Portsmouth, UK837 contributions
Dec 2019
A beautiful and flamboyant church within easy walking distance of the Grote Markt and close to great cafes and restaurants. Home also to a remarkable Rubens painting (The Flight from Egypt) and other art works with free entry too.
Written December 10, 2019
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David P
132 contributions
Jun 2019
This may not be the largest church among the many in Antwerp, but it packs a lot into a small space. The façade that greets you is very unusual in that it is a pretty flat, large surface adorned with statues and mock columns. However, inside is where it really shines. It’s dominated by a large, very decorative altar at the end of a wide, open aisle. The real joy is that you can go upstairs to the organ balcony and appreciate the full splendour of that altar, its apse and the patterned flooring.

And the fun doesn’t stop there. The Lady Chapel, like the church, is also small, but every part of it seems adorned with carvings, gilt-work or paintings.

If you want to get the most out of this and many other churches in Antwerp I would recommend picking up the Baroque Pleasure booklet in the tourist information shop. It may even be available inside some of the churches. You will get a decent (but not overwhelming) amount of information about the history, art and architecture. The booklet is actually part of "Antwerp Baroque 2018", but we picked it up mid-2019 so you never know.
Written November 21, 2019
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bdon257
Morpeth, UK4,917 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is a most beautiful church in the heart of the city it is surrounded by other historic buildings and is viewed from the outside across a lovely square. The interior is sumptuous and richly decorated.
Written November 3, 2019
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thomas a
New Jersey1,031 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Loved the inside of this place. It was my favorite church I visited this most recent vacation. Really thought the white design made the paintings and gold trim stand out more. My wife hates when I drag her to “another old church” but she even liked this one. We went early on a Monday morning and there was only two other people in the entire church with us. Not many churches let you go up the stairs to the second level but you were free to roam around this church.
Written September 18, 2019
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George
Nicosia, Cyprus1,929 contributions
Sep 2019
Stunningly beautiful Church with one of Rubens masterpieces, impressive carvings and details everywhere you look!
Written September 16, 2019
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Carolus Borromeus Church is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Sun - Sun 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Mon - Sat 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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