Religious Sites of Antwerp, Antwerp

Admire the unforgettable works of Peter Paul Rubens, Otto van Veen, Jacob de Backer and Marten de Vos at the Cathedral of Our Lady. Feel the spirit of antiquity at Beguinage of Antwerp. Listen to the music of the 18th century organ at St. James' Church and see the 18th century Baroque altar and the pulpit of Jan-Baptist Van Hool and Jan-Frans Van Geel at St. Andrew’s Church.
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Religious Sites of Antwerp Map

Guide Name: Religious Sites of Antwerp
Guide Location: Belgium » Antwerp (See other walking tours in Antwerp)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Author: mary
Sint-Joriskerk Antwerpen

1) Sint-Joriskerk Antwerpen

Sint-Joriskerk Antwerpen (St. George Church of Antwerp) is a Roman Catholic church dating back to 1201. Since that time, the church has received much damage, the most significant during the French Revolution. It was rebuilt in 1853 in a Neo-Gothic...   view more

2) Sint-Andrieskerk

Founded in the 16th century, Sint-Andrieskerk (St. Andrew's Church) was the birthplace of writer Hendrik Conscience. Since November 2007 the church has served as a museum. Its Baroque altar made in 1729 by William Ignatius Kerricx and the pulpit of Jan-Baptist Van Hool and Jan-Frans Van Geel in 1821 are beautiful examples of Belgium’s art...   view more
Cathedral of Our Lady

3) Cathedral of Our Lady (must see)

Overlooking the city of Antwerp since the 14th century is the beautiful Cathedral of Our Lady, which till date dominates the city’s skyline. Built by architects Jan and Pieter Appelmans, the Cathedral boasts a magnificent Gothic structure with hints of Baroque style complementing the interiors of the building.

Whether you are a history buff or an admirer of buildings and structures, the Cathedral of Our Lady is one structure that has something to offer its every visitor. The structure...   view more
Saint Paul's Church

4) Saint Paul's Church (must see)

The Saint Paul's Church of Antwerp has it's own interesting history – after surviving a couple of revolutions, fires and lootings it still managed to save a very rich collection of 17th century paintings of Flemish masters such as Rubens, Van Dyck and Jordaens but is best known for the hundreds of sculptures it houses. Build by the Dominican order in 1571 Saint Paul's Church didn't manage to "preserve" it's main tower which was rebuild in 1679 in Baroque...   view more
Church of Carolus Borromeus

5) Church of Carolus Borromeus (must see)

The Spanish invasion of 1584 brought in a wave of forced Catholicism to Antwerp. Protestants either left the city or were converted to Catholicism. The Jesuits decided to counter this reformation and François d'Aguilon, a Jesuit mathematician began work on a Baroque styled church. Similar to the Chiesa del Gesù in Rome, this new church in Antwerp was completed in 1621 and was called the Ignatius Church. Much of the interiors including many ceiling paintings were completed by the local...   view more
St. James' Church

6) St. James' Church

Known for its lush and ornate architecture, spectacular interiors, its ambitious rivalry and not to forget the final resting place of much loved Flemish painter P.P.Rubens, the St. James’ Church is a must see in Antwerp.

Probably one of the most visited churches in city, the Saint James’ Church or the St. Jacobskerk attracts tourists from all over the world. The site where the Church now stands was first home to a humble chapel that was en route the burial place of Apostle Jacob also...   view more

7) Beguinage (must see)

Antwerp is filled with historical and architectural delights, some quite prominent while others that go unnoticed by many and the Beguinage is one such historical site.

Secluded from the relatively urban area, the Beguinage is a welcoming sight for those who admire vintage architecture and love history. Enclosed within tall, bricked, windowless walls, the clustered housing complex of the 16th century transports its visitor to the medieval era. Today these isolated structures, reminisce the...   view more

Walking Tours in Antwerp, Belgium

Create Your Own Walk in Antwerp

Create Your Own Walk in Antwerp

Creating your own self-guided walk in Antwerp is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
South Side Walking Tour

South Side Walking Tour

Visit Antwerp’s South Side and see Waterpoort, built in honor of King Filip IV. Visit Sint-Walburgiskerk, the place used by Rubens in many of his works. The Royal Museum of Fine Art and the Museum of Modern Art are great places to see the development of art in the region.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Kids Entertainment Tour

Kids Entertainment Tour

Kids are adored in Antwerp. There are lots of parks, playgrounds, museums and other entertainment for children. Learn more about ocean life at Aquatopia, see a unique collection of animals at Antwerp Zoo and taste original Belgian chocolate at Hans Burie Chocolate Shop!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Deurne Neighbourhood Walk

Deurne Neighbourhood Walk

Visit the Silver Museum at Sterckshof castle to learn more about the art and technology of silver. See the City Hall, enjoy a meal at Rivierenhof Castle, enjoy a game with the Phantoms hockey team and much more in the beautiful neighborhood of Duerne.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Antwerp Daily Life Tour

Antwerp Daily Life Tour

Antwerp has many attractions that are popular among locals, including sports venues, theaters, parks and shopping centers. Visit Dageraadplaats and see its amazing artificial starry sky. Walk Cogels Osyei and see the pride of the city, its Art Nouveau architecture, and be sure to visit Meir, the city’s famous shopping street, to find a great bargain.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The diamond capital of Europe, Antwerp is a port city on the River Scheldt in Belgium that is otherwise famous for its Flemish Renaissance architecture and close association with the Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens. All these and other historical facts are duly reflected in this orientation walk, featuring, among other attractions, the landmark Grote Markt in the Old Town, 17th-century Rubens House Museum, Plantin-Moretus Museum and many more.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Shopping Tour of Antwerp

Shopping Tour of Antwerp

Antwerp is the best place in Europe to shop for diamonds. Visit the famous Diamond District, or Diamondland, the most beautiful diamond center in the city. Antiquity lovers can find a lot of interesting items on Kloosterstraat. Admire the beauty of Asian markets and restaurants in Antwerp's Chinatown. Follow this unforgettable tour, shop the best stores and have fun!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km