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Address: Mariastraat 38, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 50 44 87 43
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Description: Museum dedicated to the paintings of Hans Memling (1430-94).

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It is extremely interesting and worth seeing, given the opportunity to see how the sick were treated in the past with what tools, also interesting paintings, sculptures, pulpit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Fascinating ancient building full of historic furniture, artwork and exhibits relating to Bruges and the use of this building for centuries as a hospital and guest house. It is really worth a visit and much quieter than a lot of other historic churches and buildings in Bruges.

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Cudahy, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Sint-Janshospital is two museums in one. First, it is a museum to the building itself, a hospital for pilgrims in the Middle Ages. Second, it is a museum to the artwork of Bruges artist Han Memling, a fifteenth century painter of religious art. How much you like this museum might depend on how much you like fifteenth century Flemish art.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I walked in here by accident after admiring it from the outside. The fate is 6 euros for a student -- a bit steep considering how little is on display once you enter but in line with the oversized prices in Bruges. The exhibits, though Spartan, are both informative and precious, and if you're a history buff you'll appreciate the... More 

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The museum is set up in the antic hospital hall. Very modern set up! There is also a small but very beautiful collection of Hans Memling's paintings (XVth century), this also includes an very nice reliquary of St Ursula.

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Bucharest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It is extremely interesting and worth seeing, given the opportunity to see how the sick were treated in the past with what tools, also interesting paintings, sculptures, pulpit, places of praying. At the upper floor is an exhibition of photographs and witnesses nowadays of the terminally ill - their memories and regrets - very touching

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is worth a visit for the building and history alone, the architecture is beautiful and historically it is worth a visit for being an 800 year old hospital for travelers. The museum has a lot of art, furniture and historical medical pieces including some masterpieces by Hans Memling and decorative sideboards and shrines. However it is quite small and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Memlings here are excellent and very well displayed in the old hospital. The whole complex is well worth a visit and there are cafes and restaurants on site too, although we didn't try them.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

the oldest hospital in the world was establish in 1188 for travellers and pilgrims and poor people.The medical care was finished in the hospital in 1976, more then 800 year in function.the hospital had own pharmacy with its herb garden and library.Now in this space is a museum where are also some beautiful paintings one of the famous flamish painter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I am a big fan of brown color, so yes, i like the building, nice surrounding, i can spend hours I think in this area. A must visit when you are in Brugge.

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Sao Paulo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We wen there to see the Picasso exhibition and were glad that the also had one of works by Chagall. Both were well worth visiting as are the permanent displays of works by Miro et al.

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Address: Mariastraat 38, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 50 44 87 43
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges

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