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Carolus Borromeus Church

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Address: Hendrik Conscienceplein 12, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Undergoing Renovations

We were met by one of the church members who apologised and explained that only some of the building was able to be seen. What we saw was magnificent and we would love to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
mitsilad
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were met by one of the church members who apologised and explained that only some of the building was able to be seen. What we saw was magnificent and we would love to see what it will be like when finished. We watched the art restorers working and were amazed at their patience.

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Wilrijk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

This church almost beats the Cathedral of Antwerp, which is already a must see. Also, the square right in fron makes you wonder if you would actually be in Venice, Italy...

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

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 July 25, 2016

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 July 17, 2016

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 July 8, 2016

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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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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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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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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