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“Exquisite silver ornaments”

Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie
Ranked #48 of 153 things to do in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The current museum is housed in the old infirmary and displays the eclectic collection accumulated by nuns down the centuries. The oldest pieces date back to the 14th century. Many miracles have been attributed to the white limestone statue of Our Lady of the Potterie in the baroque church. These are detailed in stained-glass windows, wall tapestries, and a miracle book. The 13th century statue is one of Bruges' oldest preserved statues.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Bruges, Belgium
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“Exquisite silver ornaments”
Reviewed 24 August 2012

If you like to see the richness of the churches (even the small ones) in Onze Lieve Vrouw Ter Potterie you must visit the museum with all the silver ornaments they collected and was used in churches for all sorts of festivities and/or holydays. The church receives every year on aug 15, a candel of 36 pounds that is brought from Church Blindekens in a procession as a promess that the women from Brugge made to Our Lady in 1304 for the save return of there husbands, brothers, fathers, ...from the war at Pevelenberg.

Visited October 2011
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