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Carolus Boromeus Church, Antwerp: 44 reviews and 53 photos

Located at a nice Italianesque square, the Hendrik Conscience-plein, the Carolus Borromeus Church is one of the nicest buildings in Antwerp. It was designed by the Jesuits Franšois d'Aguilon and Pieter Huyssens and built between 1614 and 1621. Lightning struck the church in 1718, starting a fire which destroyed much of the interior. It was soon restored by J.P. Van Baurscheit I, but much of the interior, including the original marble and 39 ceiling paintings by P.P. Rubens were lost.

The Carolus Borromeus Church was sold by the Jesuits in 1733, and it became a separate parish church in 1803. The building was restored several times in the 19th and 20th century.

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/

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  • Written Oct 19, 2004
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