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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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Magnificent Church!

Entry was 6 Euros, but was closed when we visited as a mass was taking place. Still, it was possible to enter and stand at the rear of the church if you didn't want to take mass... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
RoyalNavy1964
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entry was 6 Euros, but was closed when we visited as a mass was taking place. Still, it was possible to enter and stand at the rear of the church if you didn't want to take mass. The views were still stunning, and you got to see an awful lot of the church for free! Worth a look inside.

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

Dear RoyalNavy1964, I think you have written about another church (Cathedral?). Sint-Pauluskerk has a free entrance and is open from 1 april until the 1 of november from 14.00 till 17.00 h. Only during a Mass (wedding for example or funeral) it might be possible that you not can enter the church. During winterperiod we are open on saterday and... More 

AREQUIPA, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church has a couple of great paintings (Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaens, etc.) and a nice restored interior. Access is free. There is a guide at the entrance, ready to answer all your questions. He knows a lot about the history of the chucrh. He even opened the gangway to what what the entrance to the old dominican convent. The... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Inside the beautiful paintings of Rubens, Jordaens, Van Dyck (and, just to let you know, Napoleon took some to France and the Caravaggio went to Vienna...) and don't forget to visit the 'garden' with the beautiful statues

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 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

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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.

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Thank RHAHJ
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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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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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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