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Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk), Bruges

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Step into the world of a wealthy pilgrim in Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk), which dates back to the 15th century. Comissioned by a Christian pilgrim recently returned from Jerusalem, the church is full of dark carved wood lit by dim lights. The most famous piece in the chapel is the altar, adorned with skulls and ladders, which recalls an early era in Christianity. This same altar made an appearance in the film "In Bruges." Visit the museum attached to the church where you can read information plaques in English on the church's history, as well as a brief history on the city of Bruges. The church and museum are small and don't take long to tour. Arrange to visit Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk) and other attractions in Bruges using our Bruges vacation trip planner.
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  • .. than the usual church fare to be honest. We had to look twice at the outside to make sure that it was a Christian church as the crosses were so ornate and similar to Jewish ones. Anyhow, situated i...  more »
  • Really worth a visit, never seen anything quite like it. Off the tourist trail, but only a short walk from the city centre. 
  • On the one hand can't help but agree that she is cute and unusual in its ancient splendor, on the other hand ... Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk and Sint-Salvatorskathedraal fired much more impressed. Clearly this cultural attraction could be deleted.
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