St. Paulís church
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Only a stone's throw away from the Scheldt River this "baroque jewel" stands in a "gothic shrine". The former church of the Dominican monastery of 1571 is pleasing to the eye: the splendid baroque altars, the sublime furniture, the famous organ, over 200 sculptures and more than 50 paintings, among them a series of 15 works of Jordaens, Rubens, Teniers, Van Balen, Van Dyck... They give the church its unique charisma. The garden of the Calvary next to the church building appears to be a sculptural fragment of an epic movie about Christ's suffering and resurrection.


Organisation chart
Kerkfabriek (church administration)  St. Paul's church is administered by a so-called "Kerkfabriek", a public institution that manages the material goods that are needed for the execution of church service in the parish. The "Kerkfabriek" is subject to the (...) (More...)
Description
Without a doubt St. Paul's is rooted in the values of Antwerp. It exudes a unique and irresistible charm. In Antwerp "St. Paul's" is a fixed term, thanks to the exceedingly artistic patrimony, the calm, picturesque Calvary, the romanticism of the old monastery complex, the glory of the solemn orchestral church services, (More...)
Practical information
Main entrance Veemarkt 14 - 2000 Antwerpen    Holy masses Sunday: 10h30 (organ and Gregorian mass) Holidays: 10h30 (orchestra, choir and soloists, organ)   Confession possibilities On request   Visiting hours April (...) (More...)
Publications
R. Sirjacobs, Sint-Pauluskerk Antwerpen. Historische gids, Antwerpen, 2000 (220 illustrations, 220 pages): 20 EUR R. Sirjacobs, Sint-Pauluskerk Antwerpen. De schatkamer, Antwerpen, 2001 (60 color images): 5 EUR Order  Phone and Fax: (0032) (0)3 232 32 67  E-mail: (More...)
Guided tours
TOPA is responsible for the guided tours of the church.   Individual visits:   Not provided at the moment.   Group visits: TOPA organizes thematic tours of the ancient monastery of the Antwerp Dominicans, one of the most (...) (More...)
Podcast guide
The podcast is under construction... With this module it will be possible to download a tour with corresponding map on a MP3-player or iPod with headset. The tour offers you a commentary and exclusive information about the most important works of art in the church. How does it work? Click on the link (...) (More...)
Public transport
By train Central Station. By tram Trams 4 and 7 (stop Sint-Pietersvliet). From there to St. Paul's in less than 5 minutes by foot via (...) (More...)
Agenda
Consult also the General agenda of the Monumental Churches. For suggestions, contact C. Baisier (More...)
In the neighbourhood
Museum Vleeshuis From Veemarkt square turn left into Vleeshouwersstraat and 80 meters away from St. Paul's you reach the museum.   The museum Vleeshuis (Butcher's Hall) tells the story of 600 years of sound, music and dance in Antwerp. Get to know city music in all its variations: instruments, pictures, manuscripts, (...) (More...)
Accomodation/hotels
This page is under construction... Hotels which would like to be mentioned on this page can contact the coordinator of MCA (...) (More...)






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