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An absolute jewel

With its magnificent Baroque facade designed by Rubens, and its exquisite interior, this church is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Worcester, United Kingdom
A hidden gem

Tucked away in a small, charming square is the Carolus Borromeus Church with a facade designed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 days ago

With its magnificent Baroque facade designed by Rubens, and its exquisite interior, this church is an absolute jewel, not to be missed. Situated slightly away from the main centre of the historic area, it overlooks quiet, attractive square. Inside, the interior is dazzlingly light and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away in a small, charming square is the Carolus Borromeus Church with a facade designed partly by Antwerp's most famous son, Peter Paul Rubens. The interior's space is filled with beautiful paintings and sculptures including a painting by Rubens.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a truly beautiful church - magnificent paintings inside its galleried interior (which is pretty unusual) Free to enter so it is really worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davidandmel
Reviewed 22 September 2018

The volunteers are so very welcoming it was a pleasure to visit. The High Baroque style is not my thing but I can see that it is very fine of its kind and worth seeing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borderer12
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We accidentally came across this church as we wandered through the city and were very happy we did! There happened to be a violinist outside playing in the courtyard with added to the special atmosphere. This is a Jesuit church and looks quite different to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sann Rene G
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This church, dedicated to St Charles Borromeo is situated in a quiet, very atmospheric Place behind the Cathedral. It is in the Baroque style and is splendidly decorated in gold. It’s chief glory lies in the magnificent wood carvings there. You need to check out...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank randn94
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Located within a short walking distance from the Grote Markt, this church does not have the profile of the main cathedral. It is a fine example of the baroque style, and is in a less crowded part of the city. The area is well maintained,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TWal1
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Unlike some churches in Antwerp, this one is free to enter. Well worth stopping in as it's beautiful inside and out. The people who look after the church are very helpful.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MFB1968
Reviewed 14 August 2018

One of the grandest churches in Antwerp - there is plenty of flamboyant gold to be seen here. The exterior was designed by Rubens, the interior was damaged by fire some years ago but what is there now is still very impressive. Lots of paintings,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Adam W
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Beautiful barroque church in the historic center of Antwerp. Parts of the facade and high altar were done by Rubens and his painting Return of the Holy Family is displayed inside. Most people will go first to the Cathedral of Our Lady nearby, but it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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