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Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk)

Peperstraat 1, Bruges, Belgium
+32 50 33 88 83
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Ranked #16 of 54 Attractions in Bruges
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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kidderminster
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88 reviews 88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The church is quite amazing, the alter is replete with excellent carvings and there's a crypt that's also worth seeing.

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Stokenchurch, England, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you have seen the film "In Bruges" then there is a scene where the lead actors visit this church alter which is decorated with skulls. Very impressive. This is a very small church with an attached museum which gives the history of this privately owned chapel. There is also a small garden to explore. We actually saw the current... More

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Lincolnshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

An outstanding little museum in the quiet streets off the main tourist circuit - which are a real pleasure to stroll through. The church itself is fascinating and truly atmospheric. A great visit

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It's a nice place to visit. However, 3 euros might seem a more appropriate cost of entry, rather that around 5.5 euros (I believe that's it). It's a different type of chapel, the disposition and architecture are quite particular and I believe that's what's attractive. Other than the church, the ticket includes a museum dedicated to the family that built... More

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148 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This church is situated in a quiet neighborhood outside the old city but still within walking distance. It includes an informative exhibit about the history of the church and the family that built it. There's a little courtyard, too. And the interior of the church, dominated by the black tomb of its founder, is unusual and interesting.

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Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Watch the short video and be sure to see the lovely courtyard too. The walk to the church through quiet neighborhoods is a great bonus for a view into Flemish life.

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Brasilia, DF
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80 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It´s a 15th-century structure built by the Adornes family. This It takes you back to the 15th century. There is a marble back piece at the altar. It is quite beautiful and full of symbolism. The church was built as a replica of the basilica in Jerusalem.

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Ireland
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255 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It was intriguing to find out that this still privately owned church was likely modelled on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. This resulted from a visit to the latter by a family member. The interior is exceptional. The brick walls form the backdrop to some lovely decorative stonework. Behind the altar is one such, with portrayal of... More

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Denver, Colorado
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14 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We found this on a really quiet walking tour that was in a brochure. It is a great building and its history (same family for over 500 years), following this family, gives you a great idea of the entire history of Brugge since the 15th century.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I wanted to see this church, as a scene of the film "In Bruges" with Colin Farrell and Ralph Fiennes is shot here. It's a hidden gem, with a very comprehensive museum attached. The whole composition of the building and the atmosphere of the church make it a surprising and worthful stop, slightly off the beaten track.

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