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Saint Paul's Church

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Address: Veemarkt 14, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Simply stunning

Wood carving along all the wall. Wooden statues in the church as wall for confession boxes. Passion of Christ paintings from all different masters. Stone statues in the garden... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Marcel D
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Beveren, Belgium
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Beveren, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wood carving along all the wall. Wooden statues in the church as wall for confession boxes. Passion of Christ paintings from all different masters. Stone statues in the garden. Smaller but so much better than the big cathedral(s). You'd have to confess if you visit Antwerp and negate this one

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Thank Marcel D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We nearly missed this as we arrived a bit before it opened and were going to walk on until a local lady saw us checking our map and kindly stopped to ask if we needed help navigating. She was very knowledgeable and proud of her city and talked us through some of the best spots to visit. She recommended waiting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Getting the chance to see these amazing paintings (located here during the renovation of the art museum) in their intended location was amazing. Traveling in Europe can make you a little "cathedral weary" but if the paintings are still here when you visit, it's definitely worth the small entry fee. Without the paintings, we may not have enjoyed it quite... More 

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Jeannette K, Guest Relations Manager at Saint Paul's Church, responded to this review

I think Saint Paul's Church isn't the church to which you refer. We have no paintings located from a museum. We do have the Antwerp school with Rubens, Jordaens, Van Dijck, Teniers etc. but they are part of the collection of the church. But which church you may have visited, I am glad you enjoyed it! Hope to meet you... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The predominantly black and white interior is remarkably light and elegant. The ornate stone and wood carvings never dominate the overall effect. Paintings by Rubens, van Dyck and Jordaens will reward any art-lover.

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Thank Brian H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely building with fabulously carved wooden panelled walls, doors and statues. Beautiful large organ and very open and light interior. Various painting some Rubin. We were lucky to have a classical orcastera practicing when we visited which filled the hole building with ambience. A must to visit.

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Thank Bridget B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

You should visit, it's quite different. You can reach it if you make a stroll from the seaport to the city centre it's in the middle. It's quite particular with 2 altars and with a very nice collection of painters.

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Thank Gerard P
Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

As someone living here I regularly visit this church and for me it's the best example of Baroque grandeur of Antwerp's monumental churches. Beautiful, in very good state (not always the case with churches..), great interior and do not forget the 'calvary' monument next to the church. Definitely worth a visit, even if you're just one day in Antwerp.

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Thank Michael D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

It is nice, and it is well preserved. It is not in the middle of the old city so it is a little bit more walking to do to get to it. But is worth it. Again it doesn't have so many paintings in it but it has a lot of sculpture, and it worth a visit.

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Thank thor2705
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

One of several churches in Antwerp that are really worth a visit. Beautifully preserved with a quiet serenity about it, as it's more austere than others in the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This was a little hard to find, but I found it to be the most interesting church in Antwerp because of the fabulous series of 15 paintings (Van Dyck, Reubens, etc.). Baroque splendor.

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