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Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk)

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Address: Peperstraat 1, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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.. than the usual church fare to be honest. We had to look twice at the outside to make sure that it was a Christian church as the crosses were so ornate and similar to Jewish... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
david n
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

.. than the usual church fare to be honest. We had to look twice at the outside to make sure that it was a Christian church as the crosses were so ornate and similar to Jewish ones. Anyhow, situated in a quiet part of Bruges, this church has some very interesting medieval items with one of the highlights an altar... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really worth a visit, never seen anything quite like it. Off the tourist trail, but only a short walk from the city centre.

Thank Dianne B
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The Jerusalem chapel is the highlight of Adornes' domain. The Adornes were a rich and influential family in Brugge. Anselm Adornes mends the ties of Brugge to Scotland. He goes on a journey to the Holy Land. On a second diplomatic mission in Scotland he gets murdered. His heart is buried in the Jerusalem chapel, beside his wife. This chapel... More 

Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a family chapel that is supposed to be a copy of the Holy Sepulchre church in Jerusalem, built after one of the family members went on a pelgrimage to Jerusalem. The resemblance is somewhat shaky, but the church is worthwhile a visit. The outside looks a bit oriental, and inside there is a "copy" of the grave of... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

A quick look at a medieval courtyard and a spectacular little chapel. Worth the visit to see this little treasure and learn about one prominent medieval Brugge family. Pleasantly surprised by the beauty and great condition of the chapel. Highly recommended.

Thank funkykizzy
Lyttelton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Not a place to invite contemplation but of interest to those who love medieval art and worth getting a little away from the tourist centre Wee art exhibition in attached hall had some lovely contemporary works and person at teller was very pleasant and helpful. Hard to say how long to stay here ... depends on your interest. We were... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I like old churches and this one didn't disappoint. The alter had nice detail and the tower made the architecture interesting. A nice spot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It's a small but take-your-breath-away kind of church. Fascinating story, and stunningly beautiful. The locals don't like it, but if you're a fan of the movie In Bruge, this is where Brendan Gleeson climbs the stairs.

Thank Mary D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Slightly out of the main tourist trek adds to the charm of this lovely place. The church is beautiful & "different" so worth a visit & the Scottish Lounge a pleasant non commercialised gem (an honesty cafe).

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I'm not particularly religious, but I find this church fascinating and not because it's a 'replica'. It has an alter piece that alone is worth the entrance fee. It's amazing and despite being a little out of the way, is worth the walk. I'd love the give a detailed description here, but I'm afraid it may spoil your pleasure. Take... More 

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