Saints Michael & Peter’s Church
Unique A rectangular building consisting of a central nave with a side aisle on each side. On the short side opposite the entrance, there is a round extension, the apse, where the altar is located. The Antwerp Saint Charles Borromeo church is based on this basilica structure.
An honorary title awarded to a church because of its special significance, for example as a place of pilgrimage. There are 29 basilicas in Belgium, the best known of which are the Basilica of Scherpenheuvel and the Basilica of Koekelberg. Worldwide this is Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome. These churches do not have the architectural form of a basilica.
church with neo-Romanesque exterior and outline and neo-Byzantine interior. Architect Frans Van Dijk was inspired by Romanesque architecture in the Dordogne (France) and by the Latin-Byzantine and early Christian churches. The tympanum was made after the example of Chartres. In spite of its lavish ornaments the church emanates austerity and quietness. The interior decoration is loaded with symbolism. Impressive polished monolithic pillars. Splendid golden mosaics, pulpit and confessionals in white Carrara and other costly marbles, mosaics, brass and granite.
Since March 2022, this church is where the Ukrainian Greek Catholic community may feel at home.
09:00 Ukrainian celebration
11:00 Roman Catholic celebration
12:30 Ukrainian celebration
during the week: every day Ukrainian celebration at 19:00
Hours of visit
On request via
gsm: 0479 670 182
Cuylitsstraat 24, 2018 Antwerpen,
tel. +32 (0)3) 238 37 83