The Carolus Borromeus Church
The Carolus Borromeus church is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Antwerp, and draws both religious and secular revellers from around the world. Built in 1621, much of the interior inside Carolus Borromeus church was designed by local artist Rubens. The square outside the church, Hendrik Conscience Square, is a popular pedestrian area for both locals and tourists.
Located within easy distance of Carolus Borromeus church, the Park Inn Antwerp Hotel
offers guests the ideal base to explore the city and discover its cultural and architectural wonders.
Visiting Carolus Borromeus Church
St. Carolus Borromeus church was designed to look like a baroque banqueting hall, and was known for its splendour; the Jesuits designed the church to help convert citizens of Antwerp to their faith.
In July 1718, lightning struck the church and a large fire destroyed much of the interior, including 39 ceiling paintings by Belgian master Rubens. The church was refurbished and reopened under the name Carolus Borromeus, however it was not returned to its former splendour until the 1980s.
Visitors to Carolus Borromeus church will find a stunning interchangeable paintings above the alter, with its original mechanism still in working order. The high ceilings and solid marble pillars add to the church's magnificence, and notable features like Mary Chapel and eight confession boxes built into the side walls make Carolus Borromeus church one of Antwerp's most notable landmarks.
Stay at the Park Inn Antwerp
Guests staying at the hotel in Antwerp can visit the city's most popular landmarks on foot or using convenient public transport links. And after a busy day exploring attractions like Carolus Borromeus church and Plantin-Moretus Museum
, the Park Inn Antwerp offers a modern hotel with all the services and amenities guests need to feel comfortable during a stay in the city.