Carolus Boromeus ChurchCurrently Closed
- Address: Hendrik Conscienceplein 12, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 32-32313751
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral
Carolus Boromeus Church - Review
There isn’t much to be said about this church beyond it sheer elegant beauty, but that’s more than enough to be getting on with. It was initially called the Ignatius Church, and it is a Church for Jesuits. The architectural style is baroque and its interiors were decorated by Ruben and his disciples. Visit this church when there’s a wedding or concert on to understand it’s true spiritual beauty. The square surrounding the church just adds to the tranquillity here. The views are quaint, so bring some classical music along and just relax in the sunshine.
How To reach Carolus Boromeus Church by Public Transport
- Tram at Wollstraat
Restaurants Near Carolus Boromeus Church
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- De Manie
- Madre Tierra
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95% of people who visit Antwerp include Carolus Boromeus Church in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
79.06% of people start their Carolus Boromeus Church visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Carolus Boromeus Church
65.03% of people prefer walking in order to reach Carolus Boromeus Church
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Carolus Boromeus Church, Antwerp Reviews
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 in Rome, providing a delightful facade and entrance to the church. There is also a small square and fountain in front that are worth having a look. Inside, you'll find a more subtle Southern Netherlandish Baroque style compared to the more ornate and decadent interior of Italian churches like Gesù. The altar is quite attractive and worth viewing. Apparently, they still rotate the altarpiece so you may see a different masterpiece depending on when you visit. There is a lovely carved wooden pulpit on the right side of the nave that is worth a look as well. Sadly, St. Charles has a somewhat turbulent history, including the loss of its 39 ceiling paintings by local Master, Pieter Paul Ruebens, to fire that occurred in 1718. Today, the ceiling is bare but one can imagine what it might have been like had the Ruebens works survived. In the end, this is a nice Baroque style church in Antwerp with an interesting (if not sad) history. Sint-Carolus Borromeuskerk is only a few minutes walk from Grote Markt, meaning you can conveniently include a stop here during sightseeing of attractions in the city centre area.
The most beautiful church in Antwerp. The facade of the church is so impressive! And is higher than the church building itself. I was attending an exciting event -changing a canvasses. Behind the altar is a large chest which contains 4 different canvasses. With a system of pulleys, the paintings can be changed throughout the year, according to the liturgical religious year.
One of the most beautiful baroque church I have ever seen
Ancient history: What a PERFECT example. DON'T MISS IT WHEN YOU'RE IN ANTWERP It's even a little walk from the shopping street or cathedral.
Designed by Peter Paul Rubens... Do have a look inside or have a meal on the square in front of it