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In the heart of the city, a magnificent example of baroqueness with delicate old master paintings and sculptures sermon pulpits. An ancient history disguises how the church was a monastery and nunnery.
My twin brother Stephen and I were bimbling around this part of town when we chanced on this great looking church.
St Andrews Chuch ( Sint Andrieskerk ) is a splendid church built in the gothic style of architecture ,constructed in the 16th century,Augustine friars...More
St. Andrew's gothic style church does not look like much from the outside, but the interior is amazing. Buil for the Augustine friars, the church was consecrated in 1529. The tower is a later addition, built in 1763. After it had fallen into disrepair, the...More
Located in a former working class district, known as the Parish of Misery and Thirst. Nowadays transformed into a trendy place for fashion designers and antique shops. One of the five monumental churches in Antwerp, very famous for the spectacular pulpit. Late Gothic church with...More
From the outside this church looks quite impressive. I was lucky to enter between two services on Sunday. The altars in catholic churches tend to be impressive, and this church was no exception. It was not 'better' than so many other churches though. Unfortunately the...More
An airy well lit church with some interesting paintings. The treasury is worth seeing, some exquisitely ornate costumes and religious ornaments. The sanctuary is impressive. The carving of the pulpit is stunning. We had the added benefit of a quartet rehearsing for a concert of...More
Sint Andries used to be the poor workers area of Antwerp, also known as "Parish of Misery".
There are still a lot of nice 16th and 17th century houses there, and the area is partly renovated and became a bit artistic.
Located between the fashionstreet...More
not really covered well in guide books and not at top of sites in Antwerp in Trip advisor so not much expectation. Really serene , beautiful church in fashion district . Well worth and visit and IMHO the best church in Antwerp. You should visit.
We spend a fair amount of time in Antwerp, but just happened across Sint-Andrieskerk for the first time yesterday. What a treat! This is a beautiful church with a surprising collection of art and a high-tech, multi-lingual information guide available for free along with the...More