Places of Worship Tour, Brugge

It is not a big secret that some of the most beautiful churches in the world are located in the medieval city of Brugge. Built in the Gothic and Baroque architectural styles, the churches are among the most popular sites in the city. Take this tour to discover for yourself the religious jewels of Brugge.
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Guide Name: Places of Worship Tour
Guide Location: Belgium » Brugge (See other walking tours in Brugge)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Author: HelenF
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Beguinage

1) Beguinage (must see)

The Beguinage is a group of small houses surrounding a garden that were once the dwellings of women called Beguines. Today it is the home of Benedictine nuns. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.

The Beguinage was established by Margaretha of Constantinople, Countess of Flanders in 1245. Beguines were a group of lay women who lived a strict religious life without taking vows unlike nuns. They were often the widows of crusaders who did not return from war. They earned a...   view more
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The Church of Our Lady

2) The Church of Our Lady (must see)

The Church of Our Lady in Brugge dates mainly from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. Its tower, at 122.3 meters, is the tallest structure in the city and the second tallest brickwork tower in the world (the tallest being the St. Martin's Church in Landshut, Germany). In the choir space behind the high altar are the tombs of Charles the Bold, last Valois Duke of Burgundy, and his daughter, the duchess Mary. The altarpiece of the large chapel enshrines the most celebrated art treasure of the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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St. Salvator's Cathedral

3) St. Salvator's Cathedral (must see)

The Saint Salvator Cathedral, the main church of the city, was not originally built as a cathedral. Initially, back in the 10th century, it was a common parish church. At that time St Donatian's Cathedral was the central religious building of the city. At the end of the 18th century the French occupants of Brugge evicted the bishop of Brugge and destroyed Saint Donatian's Church. In 1834, a new bishop was installed in Brugge and the Saint Salvator church obtained the status of...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Basilica of the Holy Blood

4) Basilica of the Holy Blood (must see)

The Basilica of the Holy Blood is a two story church located in the heart of Bruges. It is a place of pilgrimage and contains a valuable relic brought from Constantinople during the crusades.

The Basilica of the Holy Blood is a church constructed in 1134 and 1156 to house a relic brought to Bruges by the Count of Flanders Diederik van de Elzas. It was a piece of cloth used by Joseph of Arimathea to wipe the blood of Christ after the Crucifixion. The cloth with the bloodstain was preserved...   view more
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St. Anne's Church

5) St. Anne's Church

The original St. Anne's Church was an aisled church, which was later transformed into a three-aisled prayer house. In 1580 it was sold and demolished. In 1611 a new church was raised on the old ruins. The church’s interior is mostly notable for its Baroque architecture. One can also learn about the baptism of the well-known Flemish poet Guido Gezelle, which occurred here in...   view more
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Jerusalem Church

6) Jerusalem Church (must see)

The design of the Jerusalem Church in Bruges is based on the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. It was built by a rich merchant and remains a privately owned place of worship maintained by his descendents.

The Jerusalem Church was constructed in 1428 by Anselmus Adornes and his spouse, Margaretha vander Banck. Anselmus Adornes belonged to the wealthy Adorni family of merchants who came from Genoa and settled in Bruges. The ornate mausoleums of the founders created by Cornelis...   view more
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Our Lady of Nazareth - The English Convent

7) Our Lady of Nazareth - The English Convent (must see)

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, the marble altar 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...   view more

Walking Tours in Brugge, Belgium

Create Your Own Walk in Brugge

Create Your Own Walk in Brugge

Creating your own self-guided walk in Brugge is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Architecture Walking Tour

Architecture Walking Tour

The Historic Town of Brugge hides stunning architectural monuments within its egg-shaped boundary. It is the home of both modern and medieval masterpieces, and each corner of the town has something that will create a deep and lasting impression. Take this tour and start looking for the exciting architectural treasures of Brugge.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Cultural Walking Tour

Cultural Walking Tour

The medieval city of Brugge is home to many amazing cultural venues. In 2002, Brugge was honored with the title of European Capital of Culture. It boasts of its grand Royal Theater and of the Concertgebouw, where one can hear contemporary music or watch ballet performances. It is a city of possibilities where artists can show the world what they are made of.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
City Orientation Walking Tour

City Orientation Walking Tour

The famous medieval city of Brugge preserves many amazing landmarks within its walls. The grain mills will show you how flour was made, and the statues located around the city will reveal the lives of the important personalities of medieval Brugge. Take your camera and a look at the most fascinating attractions Brugge can offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Famous Bars Walking Tour

Famous Bars Walking Tour

The Land of Beer, where each corner calls to you alluringly, welcomes visitors from all over the world. In Brugge, you will be amazed to find bars that offer a range of 300 beers along with a pleasant atmosphere and a guarantee of a wonderful time. There are many beer bars in the center of Brugge. Gather your friends and visit the best bars in the city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Museums and Galleries Tour I

Museums and Galleries Tour I

Brugge is the capital of West Flanders, Belgium. It is an egg-shaped historic city with an impressive collection of museums and galleries that tell the history of the city from different points of view and also reveal the contemporary side of the city. Take this tour to lose yourself in the medieval atmosphere of Brugge.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Museums and Galleries Tour II

Museums and Galleries Tour II

The historic city of Brugge has splendid museums and galleries for everyone to see and admire. Both medieval and contemporary art can be seen here, in the "Venice of the North." It’s amazing how this medieval city has guarded such incontestably valuable treasures, which are on the must-see list of every visitor to Brugge.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km