CONSCIENCEPLEIN / CAROLUS BORROMÄUS KIRCHE
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A meditative stillness sets in upon entering this small cobblestones square, named for the Flemish author Hendrik Conscience. Back in the ’60s, when “pedestrian zone” was a foreign concept, this spot was the first area in Antwerp to be declared “car free” after protests about the poor air quality. The baroque church St. Charles Borromeo, a legacy of Rubens, who painted the ceilings and altarpieces, adds to the majesty of the square.

DISTRICT
Universiteitsbuurt
ADDRESS
PHONE
+3232313751
OPENING TIMES
Daily 10 am to 12.30 pm, 2 pm to 5 pm
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Tram 7 Keizerstraat
Tram 10, 11 Sint-Katelijne
HIGHLIGHT TYPE
Historical site

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