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St. James's Church (Sint-Jacobskerk)

Bruges, Belgium
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Easy to do

This fine old...very old, 13th century church is an easy addition to your visit in Bruges since it... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Grey C
McLean, Virginia
So many Beautiful Paintings!

This church has quite a lot of traffic in front of its main door. It has no parking for... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Robby G C
Toronto, Canada
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  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

This fine old...very old, 13th century church is an easy addition to your visit in Bruges since it is just across from the Hospice, which is a must see, top site. The church has some interesting elements but very weak light makes it difficult to...More

Thank Grey C
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This church has quite a lot of traffic in front of its main door. It has no parking for cars. However, the first thing I saw attracted my focus: Statues about the crucifixion of Christ. It was well demonstrated. We entered the church and saw...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 12 February 2017

If you have the time this has beautiful architecture and some lovely art inside. There are numerous oak carvings and a very special exhibition to see.

Thank rcameron1969
Reviewed 2 August 2016

An intesting church full of minor Old Masters. Built with bricks like most of the churches in Bruges, the interior is a bit Gothic. The paintings are pretty interesting for art lovers though not well lit.

Thank Trevor N
Reviewed 1 May 2016

only ten minutes from the main square, this church provides some history, culture and some peace and quiet if you have had enough of the crowds of visitors..... great art work, and enough information to assist those choosing to visit this peaceful place

Thank TheTravelingKurgan
Reviewed 29 March 2016

The treasury was closed and the main hall was somewhat closed off. However the architecture is beautiful and the ambient music makes for a nice touch. Wouldn't have paid for entry though.

Thank Daníel B
Reviewed 26 February 2016

In an almost indistinctive building the art-loving traveler discovers a rich collection of genre paintings and tryptichs, superb ornamentations, exquisite architectural elements and a peaceful, dignified atmosphere inviting to reflection and if so inclined prayer.

1  Thank EUcivilization
Reviewed 19 February 2016

This is a beautiful church with many unique attractions. A tower that is truly amazing. Would have scored 5* if there had been a guide to show us around. But certainly worth a visit.

Thank chris_esam
Reviewed 1 January 2016

This church was so beautiful. Every corner revealed something new and interesting. I really wished we had had a patron available to give us some history here.

Thank glynisc365
Reviewed 1 January 2016

This church has a different tower compared with the others in Brugge, and it is really beautiful. At night with the lighting system becomes even more nice to the eyes.

Thank Jorge M
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