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Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal)

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Address: Sint-Salvatorskoorstraat 8, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 50 33 68 41
14:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 13:00
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Beautiful architecture and artifacts

We were able to see most of the cathedral, with very little obstructed by construction. The artifacts and the Michelangelo were all beautiful.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Celeste M
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were able to see most of the cathedral, with very little obstructed by construction. The artifacts and the Michelangelo were all beautiful.

Thank Celeste M
Evergem, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Originally a small church from 9th century but slowly rebuild and got the staus of a cathedral in 1834. Original it was Roman architecture and you still can see find this, afterwards it was continued in gothic style. An impressive building at the outside thats for sure. There are two organs inside too. There was an art robbery in 2009... More 

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Wells-next-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

It is scarcely possible to maintain a prayerful atmosphere when there are builders about. But the shop was minimal and there was no real encouragement to pray. One things the place made clear: not only was there almost no English versions of descriptions but no French either. One would not have thought that Belgium was a bi-lingual country. That is... More 

Thank RHW A
Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

While still under going a long programme of restoration it is still well worth a visit as the architecture and archtifactes are impressive.

Thank nyoung28
Malmö, Skåne Län, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The church is as many other churches in Brugge beautiful with many things to see. However we could not see that much since a lot of renovation work was going on.

Thank Carol V
Murmansk, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Of all the churches of Bruges, the Sint-Salvador is the oldest. First, he was short and unprepossessing from the outside, but rich inside. He led the quiet life of a parish Church. To rise to the level of the main Church of Bruges, he was helped, oddly enough the French revolution. In the fight against foreign invaders (Austria) revolutionary army... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

As I wandered in someone asked me, where is the Michelangelo? Are you kidding! Then I saw it...this was actually the first Michelangelo sculpture I saw in person...breathtaking!

Thank Stan M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

A small entrance fee to a beautiful church, and the stunning setting for the famous Madonna & Child. Just a delightful way to spend an hour or so in Brugge

Thank codym481
Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I love the old churches in Europe and this one did not disappoint. It is large, ornate, and I loved the stained glass. The alter is nice. Overall a very nice church in a cool old city.

Thank LostALot22
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Medieval stone graves were found below the church floor sometime ago, and these are now on display. There are also some remnants of medieval frescoes and stones, and a relic shrine of St. Elooi. Together it has quite a bit of historical value. And entry was free, although a gift is appreciated.


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