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St. James's Church (Sint-Jacobskerk)

Bruges, Belgium
+32 50 33 68 41
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Lovely church

This church is a little way off the tourist trail and so was very quiet. Beautiful decorations and... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Croydon, United Kingdom
The most beautifully decorated church

An amazing array of paintings and statues. Well worth a visit. So much to look at. The carved... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Rugby, United Kingdom
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“worth a visit” (3 reviews)
“pulpit” (4 reviews)
“paintings” (5 reviews)
Bruges, Belgium
+32 50 33 68 41
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This church is a little way off the tourist trail and so was very quiet. Beautiful decorations and a few chapels on the side besides the main altar and main body of the church. Well worth a visit.

Thank Monica_W8_10
Reviewed 18 September 2017

An amazing array of paintings and statues. Well worth a visit. So much to look at. The carved pulpit has incredible detail.

Thank Northendlassl
Reviewed 20 August 2017

When I visited 2 of the more important paintings were on loan for an exhibition, and they will only return sometime 2018. However, it is still worth visiting the church, especially to see the tomb chapel that was recently renovated and some of the brass...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This fine old...very old, 13th century church is an easy addition to your visit in Bruges since it is just across from the Hospice, which is a must see, top site. The church has some interesting elements but very weak light makes it difficult to...More

Thank Grey C
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This church has quite a lot of traffic in front of its main door. It has no parking for cars. However, the first thing I saw attracted my focus: Statues about the crucifixion of Christ. It was well demonstrated. We entered the church and saw...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 12 February 2017

If you have the time this has beautiful architecture and some lovely art inside. There are numerous oak carvings and a very special exhibition to see.

Thank rcameron1969
Reviewed 2 August 2016

An intesting church full of minor Old Masters. Built with bricks like most of the churches in Bruges, the interior is a bit Gothic. The paintings are pretty interesting for art lovers though not well lit.

Thank Trevor N
Reviewed 1 May 2016

only ten minutes from the main square, this church provides some history, culture and some peace and quiet if you have had enough of the crowds of visitors..... great art work, and enough information to assist those choosing to visit this peaceful place

Thank TheTravelingKurgan
Reviewed 29 March 2016

The treasury was closed and the main hall was somewhat closed off. However the architecture is beautiful and the ambient music makes for a nice touch. Wouldn't have paid for entry though.

Thank Daníel B
Reviewed 26 February 2016

In an almost indistinctive building the art-loving traveler discovers a rich collection of genre paintings and tryptichs, superb ornamentations, exquisite architectural elements and a peaceful, dignified atmosphere inviting to reflection and if so inclined prayer.

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