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Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk)

Address: Peperstraat 1, Bruges, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 50 33 88 83
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Ranked #17 of 56 Attractions in Bruges
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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219 reviews 219 reviews
159 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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127 helpful votes 127 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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25 helpful votes 25 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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7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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