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Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk)

Peperstraat 1, Bruges, Belgium
+32 50 33 88 83
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Ranked #17 of 52 Attractions in Bruges
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Stokenchurch, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 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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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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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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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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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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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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220 helpful votes 220 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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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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This really takes you back to the 15th century, no messing around in this building. The marble back piece of the altar is quite beautiful and full of symbolism. This was built as a replica of the basilica in Jerusalem.. If you visit the Folk Museum it is only a short walk away and should not be missed.

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