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The English Convent

Carmersstraat 83/85, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 24 24
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Amazing ceiling

The English convent was built in the 17th century by sisters. You are able to visit this building... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
rayrest
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Please visit it’s a must

We came across this by chance There is certain times you can visit all after 2pm you go in and... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
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Carmersstraat 83/85, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

The English convent was built in the 17th century by sisters. You are able to visit this building which has an amazing ceiling which is lavishly decorated. Visiting times are strict so please check. Bruges tourist office ( located in Burg square) are very helpful...More

Thank rayrest
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We came across this by chance There is certain times you can visit all after 2pm you go in and ring the bell we were met by a sister who was very welcoming Sister Franics took us to the chapel Well educated lady she sang...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Make an appoinment to avoid services - no groups allowed and respect the peace. This convent was founded by 5 sisters from Louvain in 1629. It features a statue of Thomas a Kempis,portrait of Thomas Moore, a magnificent marble altar, stained glass windows, ceiling paintings...More

Thank Pete W
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

After our visit to the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, it was time to visit the English Convent. They have specified times to visit it. We found this out thanks to a citizen of Bruges. Once there, we had to ring the bell and the door was...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

On our way to see the windmills of Bruges we came upon the English Convent. We spent a delight hour walking around the church and having a personal tour with Sister Francis-a personable and knowledgable long time resident of the convent. She took great pride...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2015

We saw this as part of the canal boat ride around Bruges. Just another of the very many buildings that attract the tourists.

Thank Lorna M
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Reviewed 18 May 2015

We will never forget this visit, the highlight of our holiday. We hope Sister Francis has a safe pilgrimage. 3 ladies from England.

1  Thank Wend145
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Reviewed 16 November 2014

This is one of the so many hidden religious-cultural treasures of the City of Bruges, with its roots going back to the XVIth Century & the period of Reformation & Persecution of the Catholics (the "Papists") in England.

3  Thank Johan D
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Reviewed 13 September 2014

This is a religious house, so they live a cloistered life. The hours for visiting are restricted: but persist. It is beautiful. The chapel (with its domed roof - at one time unique to Bruges) is very beautiful and has survived the many trials and...More

9  Thank Tim B
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Personally, I enjoy visiting churches more than visiting museums. They are each unique and at the same time more peaceful and intimate. This is no exception - yet it is the exception. Keep in mind, this is a convent and not necessarily a tourist destination....More

5  Thank MarcT555
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