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Carolus Borromeus Church

Hendrik Conscienceplein 12, Antwerp, Belgium
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Northern Baroque facade

As far as I know, the monumental facade of the Carolus Borromeus Church is the most Northern... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Plouhinec, France
This interesting Jesuit Church should not be missed!

Built by the Jesuits between 1615 and 1621, this church has a lot of history with Peter Paul... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Raleigh NC
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Hendrik Conscienceplein 12, Antwerp, Belgium
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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 10 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 11 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 4 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.

Reviewed 5 December 2016

You find this church at a cute and nice square. If you like the baroque style, this is the place to be in Antwerp! The interior is very bombastic but worth a visit!

Thank NoeB1
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Carolus Borromeus Church is a very attractive baroque church set in a small but equally attractive square. The church is certainly worth a visit if churches are of interest. The wood carvings of angels are particularly impressive. Personally I found it more interesting than the...More

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Amazing church of the city centre with a wonderful facade and a nice square just in front. Come and take your time to give a look to its majesty.

Thank Davide G
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Rosemary C
15 April 2017|
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