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The religious residents of the English Convent and the Carmelite Convent invite you to explore their buildings and their traditional way of life. The English Convent is known for its unique domed church, whereas the Carmelite Con vent has an impressive refectory. Together with a guide, you will embark on a serene and spiritual journey, with books as the silver thread. At the end of the morning tour, you get to meet one of the monks or nuns.
OPEN > Between 1/7/2021 and 31/8/2021: guided tours on Mondays and Saturdays at 10.00 a.m., 2.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. From 1/9/2021: guided tours on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10.00 a.m., 2.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m.
PRICE > Guided tour in one convent: € 18; 65+ and youngsters aged 7 to 18: €15; children under 7: free.
LANGUAGES > English, French, Dutch
INFO > Carmersstraat 85 (English Convent) and Ezelstraat 28 (Carmelite Convent), tel. +32 (0)474 95 13 30
More info: https://www.sacredbooksbruges.be/
The Carmelites have been present in Bruges ever since the thirteenth century: the Calced Carmelites had a convent in the Carmersstraat.
The domain of the English Convent on the Carmersstraat has been occupied by the Canonesses of Windesheim, virtually without interruption, for nearly four centuries.