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"Sint-Carolus Borromeuskerk" Carolus Boromeus Church Tip by tompt

Carolus Boromeus Church, Antwerp: 44 reviews and 53 photos

  Sint-Carolus Borromeuskerk
by tompt

The facade of the Sint-Carolus Borromeuskerk has designs by Rubens in it.
Standing on the Hendrik Consience plein it is realy dominating the square. The facade is designed to attracked the attention of passers by.

The facade was inspired by the facade of the Jesuschurch in Rome by Giacomo della Porta.
The facade is huge, it is 8 meters higher than the roof of the church. The facde measures 33,2 x 33,2 m.
The IHS in the middle is the shield of the order of the Jezuites. According to the Greek it are the first 3 letters of the name Jesus (IHÓOÓ), the latin interpretation is: Jesus Hominum Salvator (Jesus, saver of the humankind). P.P. Rubens made the shieldand the angels holding it.

Address: H. Conscienceplein 6, 2000 Antwerpen
Directions: At 5 minutes from the Market Square and the Groenplaats
Phone: +32(0)3-272 20 23

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 15, 2004
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