St. Salvator's Cathedral, Brugge

St. Salvator's Cathedral, Brugge

St. Salvator's Cathedral is Brugge's main church. This impressive church was built in the 10th century as a parish church. At that time, St. Donatian's Cathedral was Brugge's central religious building. Unfortunately, St. Donatian's was destroyed in 1799, and St. Salvator's became Brugge's cathedral.

St. Salvator's Cathedral has gone through several changes and renovations during its history. The latest renovation occurred in the 1800s after a fire damaged the cathedral. During this renovation, architect Robert Chantrell added a Romanesque tower. This imposing tower is 99 meters (324 feet) tall.

Most of the cathedral is designed in the Gothic style of the 14th century. The Gothic choir stalls from 1430 are impressive and noteworthy. Visitors can also admire the many beautiful stained glass artworks.

St. Salvator is home to many other works of art, including artworks that were originally stored in St. Donatian's. Visitors can admire an extensive collection from renowned 14th-18th century Flemish artists like Hugo van der Goes and Dieric Bouts.

The unique wall carpets were manufactured by Jasper van der Borcht in 1731. The cathedral also displays the paintings that were used as inspiration for the wall carpets' designs.

Jacobus Van Eynde built the fabulous organ in 1719. Visitors can hear it played during services or concerts.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10am-1pm / 2-5:30pm; Sat: 10am-1pm / 2-3:30pm; Sun: 11:30am-12pm / 2-5pm

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St. Salvator's Cathedral on Map

Sight Name: St. Salvator's Cathedral
Sight Location: Brugge, Belgium (See walking tours in Brugge)
Sight Type: Religious
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