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Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk)

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Address: Peperstraat 1, Bruges, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 50 33 88 83
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We visited because the church features in the film 'in Bruges'. A limestone carved altar covered in skulls, whips and other items used to torment Jesus. A replica of his tomb... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited because the church features in the film 'in Bruges'. A limestone carved altar covered in skulls, whips and other items used to torment Jesus. A replica of his tomb hides behind this with a relic from the true cross.

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Echternacherbrueck, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

In our scores of visits to Brugge, we had walked by this church numerous times. It had usually been closed. Last November (2014) it was open. The staff member at the ticket counter was wholly cordial and gracious, in we go. Though probably a minor player in the religious history of Flanders, the information was quite useful and interesting. The... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Tall Tower,Church set on 2 storey's,quite unusual but very interesting,well kept & also has a museum with a link to scotland. Well worth the small fee, Bruge City discount card can be used here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My wife and I were in Bruges March 3 to 7, 2015. One of the most interesting sites that many ought to experience is the Jerusalem Church. The ladies in the ticket office/shop were very interesting and shared more about the church as well as the city. I was reluctant to see after walking non-stop for 3.5 hours seeing sites... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I was not that enthusiastic to know (one more) church, after a week in Paris. But man, was I wrong! This is not your average church, as it represents an entirely different type of church. There's a "museum" (where you're supposed to go before entering the church itself) but the only thing worth seeing there is the video that explain... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I don't know how they can justify the 7€ entry ticket. The 'museum' is sparse (only 1 panel is dedicated to the history of the church; the rest is general history of Bruges), the gardens are miniscule, and the church itself is in no need of restoration. I love history and don't bat an eye at spending money for cultural... More 

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Ampthill, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I had wanted to visit the lace museum and having paid 7 euros to walk round a small museum and old chapel, I went back to the cash desk to ask where the lace was, as there were no signs. The woman was very abrupt and said that it had moved at the end of the summer and was in... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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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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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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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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