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Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk)

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Address: Peperstraat 1, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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.

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Lyttelton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
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).

Thank FarAwayFromHome
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

If you dont have the time to go to Jerusalem then you should visit this one at least in your life! since this church is the replica of Jerusalem church The movie in Bruges also made in this church!

Thank Halim Tony E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

In a medieval city like Brugge there are plenty of churches to visit if you are interested in history. This one is still privately owned and is both unusual in shape and content. If you are from Scotland then this is a MUST when visiting Brugge because of its Scottish connections. There is a good video intro next to the... More 

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