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Carolus Borromeus Church

Hendrik Conscienceplein 12, Antwerp, Belgium
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Prettiest church in Antwerp

The only barok church in the city is worth visiting. The square Conscienceplein is one of my... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
carine v
Antwerp, Belgium
Well worth a look.

Nice wooden pulpit. Good to spend about 20 mins looking around. One of the better churches in... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Essex, United Kingdom
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Hendrik Conscienceplein 12, Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

The only barok church in the city is worth visiting. The square Conscienceplein is one of my favarite squares in town ! Quiet with a lot of charm !

Thank carine v
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Nice wooden pulpit. Good to spend about 20 mins looking around. One of the better churches in Antwerp.

Thank Ace28065
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

As a painter, decorator & architect, Rubens had a hand in the tower, the facade, the high altar, the ceiling and the Mary Chapel. In the 17th century people called it "a heaven on earth" and "the eighth wonder of the world". The church was...More

Thank Constant_Discovery
Reviewed 23 June 2017

As far as I know, the monumental facade of the Carolus Borromeus Church is the most Northern Baroque facade of Europe. The square (Hendrik Conscienceplein) in front of the church, and the church itself resemble France or Italy. The interior of the church is well...More

Thank immorissal
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Built by the Jesuits between 1615 and 1621, this church has a lot of history with Peter Paul Rubens. While the exterior of church looks a lot like del Gesu in Rome, Rubens worked on the facade and the interior. The original Rubens ceiling paintings...More

Thank LakeIslandGirl
Reviewed 29 April 2017

A superb church with some of the finest carved figures we've seen for a very long time. Don't expect to see high quality replacements for the Ruben's paintings that burned in a fire many years back, but this church is beautiful, make a diversion to...More

Thank SteveByfleet
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The facade was designed by Rubens and he is buried here. Great example of early northern renaissance architecture.

Thank David M
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Although not that impressive from the outside the inside is superb. The baroque design is magnificent. The church is in a lovely square and access is good for all

Thank mardecristal7
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This Jesuit church is a must see. Already the close neighborhood is worth the visit, but look at the interior with an immense Rubens painting above the altar. Fantastic!

Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Most catholic churches have impressive altar pieces, and so does this one. The exterior looked very nice and old, but I was not impressed with the interior. Entrance was free, so nothing to complain. Just jump in when you're around.

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