Nicolaas Rockoxhuis was a 17th-century Antwerp celeb: lawyer and burgomaster (city councillor), dedicated patron of the arts and...
Calm, classic bruin café .
The cosy, double-level Brantyser gets the antique-clutter effect just right, while its enviable terrace surveys one of old Antwerp’s...
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Rubens turned interior designer as part of the team that created this superb 1621 baroque church. A wonder of its era, the overwhelming altarpiece was designed to allow vast canvases to be changed using a series of wire pulleys. In 1773 the church's original Rubens paintings were whisked off to Vienna after the Jesuits were locally disbanded.
The magnificent carved confessionals were installed after a disastrous 1718 fire that ruined the nave, and they survived another fire in 2009.