"Carolus Borromeus church" Carolus Boromeus Church Tip by cadzand

Carolus Boromeus Church, Antwerp: 44 reviews and 53 photos

  Carolus Borromeus church
by cadzand

This typical baroque church was built by the Jesuits between 1615 and 1621 to a design drawn up by their rector Francois Aguillon and Brother Peter Huyssens. Rubens played an important part in the decoration of the facade and the pinnacle of the tower but especially of the interior. However, thirty-nine ceiling paintings, the work of his studio, were lost in a fire in 1718. Most of the original marble was also destroyed.

But the apse of the main altar and the Mary Chapel were spared and still convey an impression of the church?s former splendor which in the light of the Counter-Reformation was expressly intended to revive the faith of believers, but especially of backsliders

Address: H. Conscienceplein 6, 2000 Antwerpen
Directions: At 5 minutes from the Market Square and the Groenplaats
Phone: +32(0)3-272 20 23
Website: http://www.topa.be/sint-carolus-borromeuskerk/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 26, 2003
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