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Churches in Bruges

The many churches in the medieval old town of Bruges are among the most famous sights of the city. On this page we present you the most beautiful churches in Bruges.

01

Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie

Church and hospital from the 13th century
Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie
The present museum is housed in the old infirmary and displays the eclectic collection gathered by nuns over the centuries. The oldest pieces date back to the 14th century.
02

Jerusalem Church

Jeruzalemkerk
Jerusalem Church
The Jerusalem Church is a late Gothic chapel in the north-eastern city centre of Bruges. Its landmark is its oriental-looking tower.
03

Holy Blood Basilica

Basiliek van het Heilig Bloed
The Basilica of the Holy Blood is one of Bruges’ most famous sights. Since the Middle Ages, the oldest building on Burg Square has housed an ampulla that is said to contain the blood of Christ. Since 1291, the relic has been carried through the city every year on Ascension Day …
04

St Salvator’s Cathedral

Sint-Salvatorskathedraal
St Salvator’s Cathedral
St. Salvator’s Cathedral has been the episcopal see of the diocese of Bruges since 1834.
05

Liebfrauenkirche

Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk
Liebfrauenkirche
The Gothic Church of Our Lady from the 13th century is located right next to the Gruuthuse Museum in the old town of Bruges. Its outstanding attraction is the sculpture “Madonna and …
06

St. James’s Church

Sint-Jakobskerk
St. James’s Church
St. James Church is a Catholic brick church in the old town of Bruges, known for its many art treasures. It can be visited free of charge from Friday to Monday.
07

The Sint Anna Church

Sint-Annakerk
The Sint Anna Church
The Gothic hall church, very simple from the outside, surprises its visitors with Baroque splendour on the inside. Here is also the largest painting of Bruges.
08

St. Walburga’s Church

Sint-Walburgakerk
St. Walburga’s Church
The former Jesuit church is a baroque masterpiece in the old town of Bruges. The rather plain church has a rich baroque interior and impresses with many architectural details and a richly decorated church furniture.