Saturday, March 10, 2012

Jerusalem Church and Lace Museum

Jeruzalemkerk and the Lace Museum is one of my favourite places to visit in Bruges as it is off the normal tourist trail.

It was built in the 15th century by the Adornes family who had travelled on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and were so impressed with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre that they built a copy of it in Bruges.

The altar is carved with skulls and bones and the atmosphere is very cave-like.

Next to the church is the Lace Museum situated in renovated almshouses.

In the afternoon you can watch lace making demonstrations showing how bobbin lace is made.