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A wonderful piece of historic Bruges

Lovely to visit the English Convent today, especially as I believe my late mother was a student... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2019
Adrian B
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Canberra, Australia
Amazing ceiling

The English convent was built in the 17th century by sisters. You are able to visit this building... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
rayrest
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London, United Kingdom
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May 16, 2019
“A wonderful piece of historic Bruges”
Mar 8, 2018
“Amazing ceiling ”
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Reviewed May 16, 2019

Lovely to visit the English Convent today, especially as I believe my late mother was a student there from 1937-39. A very kind Sister showed me around and explained the convent's history. A memorable visit!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Adrian B
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

The English convent was built in the 17th century by sisters. You are able to visit this building which has an amazing ceiling which is lavishly decorated. Visiting times are strict so please check. Bruges tourist office ( located in Burg square) are very helpful...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

We came across this by chance There is certain times you can visit all after 2pm you go in and ring the bell we were met by a sister who was very welcoming Sister Franics took us to the chapel Well educated lady she sang...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Amieeleanne
Reviewed November 2, 2017

Make an appoinment to avoid services - no groups allowed and respect the peace. This convent was founded by 5 sisters from Louvain in 1629. It features a statue of Thomas a Kempis,portrait of Thomas Moore, a magnificent marble altar, stained glass windows, ceiling paintings...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Pete W
Reviewed March 19, 2017

After our visit to the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, it was time to visit the English Convent. They have specified times to visit it. We found this out thanks to a citizen of Bruges. Once there, we had to ring the bell and the door was...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Robby G C
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

On our way to see the windmills of Bruges we came upon the English Convent. We spent a delight hour walking around the church and having a personal tour with Sister Francis-a personable and knowledgable long time resident of the convent. She took great pride...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed September 4, 2015

We saw this as part of the canal boat ride around Bruges. Just another of the very many buildings that attract the tourists.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Lorna M
Reviewed May 18, 2015

We will never forget this visit, the highlight of our holiday. We hope Sister Francis has a safe pilgrimage. 3 ladies from England.

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Wend145
Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is one of the so many hidden religious-cultural treasures of the City of Bruges, with its roots going back to the XVIth Century & the period of Reformation & Persecution of the Catholics (the "Papists") in England.

Date of experience: November 2014
3  Thank Johan D
Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a religious house, so they live a cloistered life. The hours for visiting are restricted: but persist. It is beautiful. The chapel (with its domed roof - at one time unique to Bruges) is very beautiful and has survived the many trials and...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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