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Saint Paul's Church

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

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Stunning church

Really nice church with beautiful paintings and sculptures in the inside. On its right there is a small courtyard filled with statues that really impresses you. It is also free... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Panagiotis G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice church with beautiful paintings and sculptures in the inside. On its right there is a small courtyard filled with statues that really impresses you. It is also free, not like the big cathedral

Thank Panagiotis G
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Outside this church there is an awesome looking section called the Calvary. The inside looked pretty ordinary for a church, to me. But the treasury had some nice atems on display, including a small bird jewel, reputedly one of the oldest worked diamonds from Antwerp.

Beveren, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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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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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.

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.

1 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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