The English Convent, Brugge

The English Convent, Brugge

In the 17th century, Brugge became a home for the banished nuns of England. Later, in the early 18th century, the English Convent was built. The Convent boasts an exquisite interior – from the lavishly decorated ceiling to the stained glass windows and marble altar which is a rare piece of art. It is known to be the place of death of the famous poet-priest Guido Gezelle, and it is the only domed church located in the medieval part of the city. Visiting the convent is a worthwhile experience for anyone interested in churches.

Tip:
Keep in mind, this is a convent and not necessarily a tourist destination. While they do accept visitors, access and times are very limited. If open for visiting, ring the bell and go inside. Be quiet and respectful, please. As always when visiting a church as a tourist, leave a donation in the box on your way out – especially if you are taking photos.

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The English Convent on Map

Sight Name: The English Convent
Sight Location: Brugge, Belgium (See walking tours in Brugge)
Sight Type: Religious
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