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Sint-Janshospitaal, Bruges

Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
Get a sense of medieval medical practices at Sint-Janshospitaal, a hospice and hospital dating back to the Middle Ages. The displays combine antique medical equipment with 15th-century artwork. Learn about the early medical experiments and procedures that helped doctors understand more about the human body. Along with the medical instruments is a collection of Hans Memling's religious artwork dating back to the 1400s, and hospital documents that reveal the nature of the ailments treated there. Save your ticket and use it to enter the apothecary next door, which features a recreation of a medieval medicine vendor with healing herbs and potions arranged along the walls, just as they would have been centuries ago. Plan to visit Sint-Janshospitaal and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bruges attractions using our Bruges family vacation planner.
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  • Take the time to go to the back of the building, with great architecture. Very nice channel edge, especially in boats.
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  • This place got attention both here and on Michelin guide. I can't say I'm sure why. For starts it is very small. We expected a large museum but it was a big hall and a little side room. Not many exhib...  read more »
  • St. John hospital building renovated 12th-century building. Belgium seven treasures exhibit religious paintings and reliquaries of St. Ursula, one.
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  • Excellent exhibition on witches! Well done the designer of the exhibit! Loved the candle light!
  • Really amazing building, didn't go inside to see any exhibits but the exterior was amazing.
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  • Bruges is full of fantastic historical buildings. The old Hospital of San Juan, from the 11th century, is one of the oldest hospital buildings preserved. During the Middle Ages it hosted pilgrims and the sick, and later expanded to host a monastery and convent. Today, in addition to his civil function, is a huge tourist attraction. Its Tower in the form of needle is ideal to take a souvenir photo, provided that it doesn't matter you share space with other millions of tourists.
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  • Nice
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