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“One unique little church”

Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk)
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Bruges Day Trip from Amsterdam Including Bruges Walking Tour
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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“One unique little church”
Reviewed August 18, 2014

Watch the short video and be sure to see the lovely courtyard too. The walk to the church through quiet neighborhoods is a great bonus for a view into Flemish life.

Visited August 2014
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Brasilia, DF
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Jeruzalemkerk”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

It´s a 15th-century structure built by the Adornes family. This It takes you back to the 15th century. There is a marble back piece at the altar. It is quite beautiful and full of symbolism. The church was built as a replica of the basilica in Jerusalem.

Visited July 2014
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Ireland
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“Fascinating and a little unusual”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

It was intriguing to find out that this still privately owned church was likely modelled on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. This resulted from a visit to the latter by a family member.

The interior is exceptional. The brick walls form the backdrop to some lovely decorative stonework. Behind the altar is one such, with portrayal of sculls and religious symbols. Numerous works adorn the wall, such as paintings and emblem displays. In the centre of the nave is the tomb of a family notable and his wife.

A fine stairway leads to the upper choir. From here are grand views over the extent of the church and its many attractive features.

Visited June 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Really different and gives you a good history lesson”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

We found this on a really quiet walking tour that was in a brochure. It is a great building and its history (same family for over 500 years), following this family, gives you a great idea of the entire history of Brugge since the 15th century.

Visited June 2014
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Brussels, Belgium
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“A gem off the beaten track”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

I wanted to see this church, as a scene of the film "In Bruges" with Colin Farrell and Ralph Fiennes is shot here.
It's a hidden gem, with a very comprehensive museum attached.
The whole composition of the building and the atmosphere of the church make it a surprising and worthful stop, slightly off the beaten track.

Visited June 2014
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