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Jerusalem Church (Jeruzalemkerk)

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Address: Peperstraat 1, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Macabre, grotesque, fascinating

Not a place to invite contemplation but of interest to those who love medieval art and worth getting a little away from the tourist centre Wee art exhibition in attached hall had... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lyttelton, New Zealand
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Lyttelton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a place to invite contemplation but of interest to those who love medieval art and worth getting a little away from the tourist centre Wee art exhibition in attached hall had some lovely contemporary works and person at teller was very pleasant and helpful. Hard to say how long to stay here ... depends on your interest. We were... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like old churches and this one didn't disappoint. The alter had nice detail and the tower made the architecture interesting. A nice spot.

Thank LostALot22
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It's a small but take-your-breath-away kind of church. Fascinating story, and stunningly beautiful. The locals don't like it, but if you're a fan of the movie In Bruge, this is where Brendan Gleeson climbs the stairs.

Thank Mary D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Slightly out of the main tourist trek adds to the charm of this lovely place. The church is beautiful & "different" so worth a visit & the Scottish Lounge a pleasant non commercialised gem (an honesty cafe).

Thank FarAwayFromHome
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I'm not particularly religious, but I find this church fascinating and not because it's a 'replica'. It has an alter piece that alone is worth the entrance fee. It's amazing and despite being a little out of the way, is worth the walk. I'd love the give a detailed description here, but I'm afraid it may spoil your pleasure. Take... More 

Thank R0bertBROWN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

If you dont have the time to go to Jerusalem then you should visit this one at least in your life! since this church is the replica of Jerusalem church The movie in Bruges also made in this church!

Thank Halim Tony E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

In a medieval city like Brugge there are plenty of churches to visit if you are interested in history. This one is still privately owned and is both unusual in shape and content. If you are from Scotland then this is a MUST when visiting Brugge because of its Scottish connections. There is a good video intro next to the... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This church goes back over 600 years and has been maintained by the same family for the entire time. The chapel is small but unique. The backdrop of skulls behind an alter is something I've never seen before. The relic this church claims is a piece of the true cross.

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Grande Prairie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Highly recommend a visit here, it has the blood of Christ on display. We enjoyed mass as well. Check the hours of opening and viewing the blood of Christ before you go.

Thank bernadette59
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I visited this chapel this week with colleagues, everybody liked it. Not many people and because we were with a group, entrance was only 5 Euro (otherwise 7 Euro). Also funny that at the back, there is a very tiny space,you need to bent to get in, where a Christ is buried. The remains are not there but the most... More 

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