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Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk)

Address: Peperstraat 1, Bruges, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 50 33 88 83
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Ranked #16 of 54 Attractions in Bruges
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We happened upon this church on our walk. Such a historical place comprising a museum and old church, giving a history of the Adornis family who still live in Bruges since 12th Century. Glad I found this spot.

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Interesting building, but it went up from €2 in the guidebook to €7 and it only took us about 15mins to look around the new museum (small bug interesting) and the church.

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Burgess Hill
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This church dates from the 15th Century and is based on the design of the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. It was commissioned by the Adornes family, who were traders and diplomats, and owned land nearby. A small museum in adjoining almshouses explains the history. The church is in three distinct parts: on entering you are in the... More

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kidderminster
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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
23 helpful votes 23 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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106 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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