"St. Jacob church" Saint James Church - Sint Jacobs Kerk Tip by OlafS

  Antwerpen: St. Jacob church
by OlafS

If I had not looked for it I might not have found it. This church is located just outside the touristic part of the centre, in a rather neglected looking neighbourhood. This is a real shame, as it's an absolute beauty and for me one of the highlights of this city. It's a late-Brabantine Gothic church with an unfinished tower. I found the door closed, but inside is, among other things, the grave of painter P.P. Rubens.

Opposite the church was a big space where, as it seems, something's going to be build. I hope it'll add something positive to this part of the city as it should be bursting with activity.

Address: Lange Nieuwstraat 73, 2000 Antwerpen
Directions: follow the sign at the Meir
Phone: +32(0)3232 10 32
Website: http://www.topa.be/sint-jacobskerk/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 14, 2004
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