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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!
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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