Saint Paul's Church
Saint Paul's Church
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,204 contributions
Jun 2023
This Catholic church is slightly away from Antwerp's common tourist route. It thus remains a secluded corner with few tourists. 5 euros for admission.
Written 9 June 2023
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Alan S
Woodbridge, UK255 contributions
May 2023
Seek out this wonderful church and simply enjoy the architectural experience, the paintings and carvings.
Written 14 May 2023
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Graeme B
Lingfield, UK211 contributions
Aug 2022
You don't have to be at all religious to marvel at magnificent church interiors like this. Or even an art lover to stare at the four huge Rubens masterpieces on the walls. Amazing.
Written 9 August 2022
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alyson.johnson-smith_123
London, UK204 contributions
May 2022
Saint Paul's Church is definitely worth a visit. It costs 5 euros to go in but worth every penny. We were the only visitors there and so the staff were more than happy to talk to us abut the church and the paintings within, which was lovely. The interior of the church is striking with so much to see, there are sculptures & paintings everywhere, it really is a feast for the eyes. The Calvary is also amazing to see. The church is currently open from 2 - 5pm everyday up until the end of October.
Written 9 May 2022
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INKA97
Frankfurt, Germany506 contributions
Mar 2022
From the outside a beautiful cathedral.
There is an entrance fee of 6€ which made us stay outside.
Don't they have enough money?
Written 4 April 2022
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Frank B
Tilburg, The Netherlands24 contributions
Sep 2020
Check well the mass attendance times. I stepped in on Saturday 19 September at 3.50 pm. Ten minutes later a mass began. Not the ideal time to walk around in a church and admire the art.
Written 21 September 2020
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Nkhrayef
Kuwait270 contributions
Dec 2019
lovely peice of art and architect and has alot around it during christmas which was very nice and beautful
Written 19 March 2020
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Johan Romero
Antwerp, Belgium2 contributions
Nov 2019
This amazing church is an excellent example of the marvelous architecture of Antwerp city. The facade of the church is mesmerizing. Completely built-in 16th century, St. Paul's Church has a vibrant collection of seventeenth-century paintings of Flemish masters, arranged in a row along the northern wall. You can visit this church on the weekends between 14.00 and 17.00.
Written 25 November 2019
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niallixelles
Brussels, Belgium22 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
A beautiful church withonderful wood carvings in the choir and a large collection of paintings including some Rubens. Well worth a visit
Written 1 November 2019
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David P
133 contributions
Jun 2019
This church, built in the 17th century, is located on the site where the Dominican order was first established. Like many churches in Antwerp you will find works of art by Rubens, along some by Van Dyck and others. However, the most striking work for me was the Calvary. This is outside the church, and you can admire it as you enter. It’s a sculpture woven into the structure of the church which depicts the crucifixion of Christ.

There is plenty more to see inside. The central aisle, decorated with many statues, and high altar are beautiful. The Fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary paintings above some very ornate confessionals are unusual (apparently, they were used to help illiterate worshippers to see various stages of Mary’s life while helping them to count out 150 Hail Marys). The treasury costs a bit extra, but inside you can see monstrances, a costume used for the Madonna statue in festivals, and various other items described in a useful information booklet.

I don’t know if it’s permanent, but when we visited there was also a special exhibition bringing together some 19th century oakwood carvings of the stations of the cross and their gilded copies from Staffordshire. They’re not only lovely to look at (I do like a good relief), but it’s fun to play spot-the-difference. Different weapons I can understand, but why no halos on the English works?
Written 4 October 2019
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