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  • Charlotte L
    Southampton, UK164 contributions
    Beautiful chapel which was free to get in. A donation is suggested if you wish to view the vial of Jesus' blood which seems fair enough. Can't take photos of Jesus' blood, but can take photos inside the building more generally.
    Written April 18, 2022
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  • Gerard L
    Hampton, UK92 contributions
    Slightly apart from the main attractions in the St Anna quarter of Bruges the estate is anchored by the weird but wonderful Jeruzalemkerk and had been in the same family for nearly 600 years. The church was modelled on the church of The Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem after an Adornes pilgrimage to the Holy land. Also DIY Scottish style tea room with honesty pig and beautiful gardens. See to believe!
    Written April 27, 2022
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  • ElaineAndGreg
    Chesterland, OH2,624 contributions
    a long line along the northwest edge of the town. It’s a 20 minute or so walk from the center of town, but I would recommend it, particularly on a nice day.

    If you find a map of Bruges (which isn’t hard – they have excellent ones at the tourist information centers around town) you will see that it is essentially a circle surrounded by a circular moat, along with the canals. Imagine it as a clock and the windmills are along the moat around 1:00-2:00. This is still a large enough space that you can’t really see all 4 at once. There is also an old town gate around 3:00 that has a working drawbridge for boats/barges.

    We were there on a sunny afternoon. They are set in a large park and they are very picturesque. Apparently, only one is originally from Bruges – the others were rescued from other towns and villages. Some are not accessible – none were open during my visit, but I was there late in the afternoon and was more interested in the exteriors.

    This is a fun and free place to visit in beautiful Bruges.
    Written August 26, 2021
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  • ElaineAndGreg
    Chesterland, OH2,624 contributions
    Jan Van Eyckplein, as the other reviews on this site reflect, is indeed a beautiful square. It is surrounded by interesting buildings (more about that in a minute) and has a statue of painter Jan Van Eyck in the center.

    Van Eyck was a great artist who was supported by the affluent community in Bruges. You've seen his art. Perhaps most famous is the Arnolfini portrait, which depicts a young couple who are apparently engaged. (That painting is in the National Gallery in London). The striking portrait of his wife Margaret is all over the town and on travel literature. He is also the painter of the Ghent altarpiece, which alone is worth the short train trip to Ghent.

    Van Eyck is the one in the center of the square dressed like Professor Quirrell from the first Harry Potter movie.

    One of the many cool buildings on the square is the old toll house (with the distinctive red door). Look at the stone corbels and other decorative elements in the front of the building.

    One side of the square is taken up by a canal and is a good route for exploring.

    The good news if you are visiting Bruges is that this is a nice square with lots of artistic and architectural interest and only 5-10 minutes from the main square. The even better news is that the walk along the way is nice and that there are other countless historic squares and buildings in Bruges that are yours to explore.
    Written August 29, 2021
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  • Signaller21
    Bristol, UK54 contributions
    An amazing place. Stopped on a Segway tour. The wood carvings are amazing. Well worth a stop. Some amazing painting too
    Written February 29, 2020
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  • GoGo2SlowGo
    Denton, TX1,527 contributions
    This building looks like it belongs to Louis XIV with its baroque facade. The building is from the 1700's but insider there is a gigantic wooden mantelpiece from 1528. There is a small charge to visit but children are free.
    Written March 23, 2020
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  • Solodam J
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands34,486 contributions
    The St. Walburga Church is a Roman-Catholic church from 17th-century in a Baroque style. We saw this church when we got lost. But we were very happy to be able to visit this church as it has beautiful interior.
    Written July 24, 2020
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  • MickyC
    Bromley, UK420 contributions
    Well I Stumbled upon this church whilst on a morning walk, I loved going on side from all the traffic and noice, and hearing the Silence. Really relaxing Atmosphere and beautiful building.
    Written December 22, 2021
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  • Alejandra
    Sarreguemines, France46 contributions
    I visited on the Legends night tour with my 3 month old. I used the baby carrier to visit. It’s a very pretty view. If you’re staying in the very center it’s about a 10-15 minute walk to the windmills.
    Written July 17, 2020
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  • tinylass
    Sheffield, UK3,799 contributions
    This is apparently the best-preserved of the four remaining city gates. It is not the pretties (visit Ezelpoort for some lovely views and photo opportunities) but is in a nice quiet area and is close to the windmills.
    Written October 31, 2019
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  • GoGo2SlowGo
    Denton, TX1,527 contributions
    You might see it called Callejón del Asno Ciego but it is an English Convent. Many Catholic nuns from England were banished by their King when Catholicism was declared to be illegal. This convent has been around since the 1600's and the current group of nuns have a lot of history to impart.
    Hours can vary and a contribution to the order would appropriate if you spend some time with one of the sisters.
    Written March 23, 2020
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  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary2,231 contributions
    Vismarkt is small fish market not so far away from the main square.
    It look OK, but nothing special.
    Written November 18, 2021
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  • Liefhebber
    Breda, The Netherlands7,487 contributions
    The St. Giles'Church is situated in a less touristic neighbourhood of Bruges.
    Great Bruges artists, like Hans Memling, are buried here. The church dates from the 13th century but was rebuilt in the 15th century. The interior has a 19th-century Neo-Gothic look. There are lovely carvings of the way of the Cross (Kruisweg), a series of fourteen stations that depict the suffering of Jesus Christ.
    Written October 23, 2020
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  • GoGo2SlowGo
    Denton, TX1,527 contributions
    If you visit the Burg Square, you might see a statue just on the other side of the river. It is of Frank Van Acker who was the Mayor of Bruges and a Belgian member of Parliament. It’s a cool photo opportunity – the statue is just a bust of his head but it’s well done.
    Written March 23, 2020
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  • Martin H
    Wakefield, UK170 contributions
    Been to Bruges several times and only just heard of this. Located in the cellar of the Crown Plazza Bruges.
    Head passed the hotel reception and you will see some stairs down to the ruins. You can just walk around and take in the atmosphere and read the info.
    Written February 28, 2020
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