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Saint Paul's Church

Veemarkt 14, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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A church that doesn't charge an entry fee...how novel! Ok so I'm still peeved about the cathedral... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David R
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Neutral Bay, Australia
Fell across this amazing church

Totally blown away by this building. Free to go into as well! Beautiful in the extreme so make sure... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
PaulFogg
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Windsor
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good34%
  • Average2%
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“van dyck” (11 reviews)
“small garden” (3 reviews)
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Veemarkt 14, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A church that doesn't charge an entry fee...how novel! Ok so I'm still peeved about the cathedral gouge. But.....here's the rub and it's got nothing to do with money....this church is a huge surprise as you enter via a largely unimpressive exterior the inside is...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Totally blown away by this building. Free to go into as well! Beautiful in the extreme so make sure it is on your list of plcaes to visit

Thank PaulFogg
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This gem is tucked away a few blocks from the square. The first thing we saw as we entered was the courtyard of statues. You can spend quite a bit of time looking at just the statues, and the story that is told from them....More

Thank robbn88
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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...More

Thank RoyalNavy1964
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...More

Reviewed 25 February 2017

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...More

Thank Bruno V
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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

Thank maartenw2016
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

Thank Panagiotis G
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.

Thank RHAHJ
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...More

Thank Marcel D
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...More

Thank Frenchfrosties
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