We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“NOT TO BE MISSED...2 REUBENS ON EXHIBIT”

St Jacobskerk (St James's Church)
Ranked #35 of 161 things to do in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 October 2012

Well worth a visit..considerable funds have been spent restoring this cathedral which has no less than 2 major pipe organs! Not to be missed re the two famous triptych paintings by Reubens.

Thank Donald R M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (123)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

33 - 37 of 123 reviews

Reviewed 6 September 2012

This church is absolutely packed with wonderful pieces of art. Try to book a privat guide, he will keep you in aw for hours! The church partially burned down some tens of years ago, also the stories around that are interesting!

Thank H D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 September 2012

This church was not on my list to visit, but when I was walking around I saw this church and entered. The guide was very friendly and call this church a "Rubens church" without any Rubens work in. Big Rubens drawings were taken to Vienna and those used to decorated the ceiling were destroyed in a fire. But as a baroque church, It's sculptures are also designed by Rubens, so it is still worth seeing. The pulpit is a masterpiece by the way.

1  Thank Laka407
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 June 2012

St. Jacob's Church is not one of the most beautiful in Antwerp (a city of beautiful churches) but it's worth a visit. One of the pilgrimage churches en route to Santiago de Compostelo with a scallop shell on the pavement there, and also evidence of Peter Paul Rubens ... he's buried there.

1  Thank annaha
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 May 2012

An interesting church,been to Antwerp several times but this was my first time visiting this church

This church is huge and the color of the interior is all black and white (the traditional color of the habit of the dominican orders that built this church),the church is huge and there are many interesting paintings,scupltures,statues and relics all around this church

There is an interesting museum as well,where they put the chalice,monstrance,old mass vestments

Before entering the church,don't forget to look at the courtyard on the right hand side,it is a good photo spot

1  Thank synequano
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed St Jacobskerk (St James's Church) also viewed

Antwerp, Antwerp Province
Antwerp, Antwerp Province
 
Antwerp, Antwerp Province
Antwerp, Antwerp Province
 

Been to St Jacobskerk (St James's Church)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing