The Jerusalem Church is a late Gothic chapel in the north-eastern city centre of Bruges. Its landmark is its oriental-looking tower.
History of the church
The sacred building on the Peperstraat was built in the 15th century and remodelled by the Italian merchant Anselm Adornes after his pilgrimage from 1470, following the example of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The two-storey interior houses the tombs of Anselm Adornes and his wife.
Jerusalem Houses and Kant Centre
The church is still privately owned. In the former foundation houses and in the former family home in the immediate vicinity, the Kantcentrum museum on lace-making can be visited. In the film “See Bruges… and die?” the Jerusalem Church also serves as a filming location and substitute for the Basilica of the Holy Blood.
Tickets and prices
- Adults: 8 Euro
- Seniors: 6 Euro
- Children and teenagers (up to 25 years): 4 Euro
- Children up to 6 years have free entrance