Carolus Boromeus Church

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  • 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

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.


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  • Carolus Boromeus Church Address: Hendrik Conscienceplein 12, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
  • Carolus Boromeus Church Contact Number: 32-32313751
  • Carolus Boromeus Church Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Carolus Boromeus Church Price: Free
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  • 95% of people who visit Antwerp include Carolus Boromeus Church in their plan

  • 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

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

65.03% of people prefer walking in order to reach Carolus Boromeus Church

People normally club together Meir and Grote Markt while planning their visit to Carolus Boromeus Church.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • A small and absolutely beautiful church! If you pass by you should definitely enter :)

  • I hunger for utopia whenever it feels like I'm carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders. Although it may be out of reach, I will share the second best location where you can find peace of mind, which is located in front of this magnificent church. Often I seek refuge amid the buildings located on the Henri Conscience square. There I will claim a quiet spot among my fellow carbon replicas and feel at ease. The square is named after the author who taught his male and female comrades to read. Thank you, Henri! The statue overseeing this secluded area is the spitting image of this Belgian literary genius. The 'Nottebohm library,' adjoining the 'Carolus Borromeus church,' actually harbours some of his writings. The structures on this square are fascinating. They serve as an architectural blueprint for my personal utopia. The genuine Italian feel of this spot, which may be the reason why I fell in love with it, and its authenticity has been confirmed by unpretentious Italian tourists of the non-imaginary kind. The terraces of the venues located here are first-class. Enjoy an ambrosial glass of wine and observe the people walking by. Sit down and drink the fermented grapes as Henri keeps an eye on your 'six.' Confine yourself to the present, and doze off as skilful musicians manipulate their violins and acoustic guitars. Be part of the cure for paunchiness. Go out for a stroll through Antwerp and suffocate the couch potato in you. Fall in love with Antwerp's little piece of Italy.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • One of the most beautiful baroque church I have ever seen

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