Saint Paul's church Antwerp

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Saint Paul’s church – 16th century splendor!

I’m not a religious nutcase nor am I related to the hunchback of Notre-Dame. Although I don’t need to be either one to state that Saint Paul’s church is impressive. Thus, I’ll reveal its essence in a nutshell.

Locked out of heaven and roaming the earth’s surface aimlessly, I was looking for shelter as we all do after we’ve slain a dragon. On my quest, by chance, I stumbled upon an open door that happened to be the entrance to a baroque church.

There are quite a few paintings that were made by the Flemish masters like Jordaens, Van Dyck and Rubens hanging on the walls. These artistic images were burnt onto my retina. The latter of these artists is the 17th-century equivalent of a modern day rock star. The white walls and the golden stars scattered across the church’s white ceilings give the interior a fresh, optimistic and youthful vibe. Adjoining this artistic environment, I found a cosy calvary with impressive statues.

A walk around the block will get you to a secluded garden (St. Paulusstraat 20 – 24, Antwerp). In the shadows of the ruins, attached to Saint Paul’s, you can relax with an excellent book. This sanctuary welcomes all. Each prayer will be accepted, and every wish fulfilled. So do ask for that Aston Martin. If you aren’t interested in the above, it might be useful to know that this priestly scene is appropriate to hide from the rain or the cops for that matter.

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Veemarkt 13 - 14, Antwerp

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Opening Times

Sat - Sun 14:00 - 17:00


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)