St Charles Borromeo Church
This really is the quintessential Rubens church. The painter contributed to a significant part of the decorative façade and the tower’s crowning. The Jesuits built this characteristic baroque church between 1615 and 1621. The apse of the main altar, the Chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary and the many statues and carvings stand witness to its former splendour. The eye-catching feature is the mechanism above the main altar, which still works and which can be used to switch the paintings. Quite an impressive spectacle.
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