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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 > From 20/2/2020: 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

Book here your ticket for a guided tour of the English Convent 

Book here your ticket for a guided tour of the Carmelite Convent

More info: https://www.sacredbooksbruges.be/

  • Convent of the Discalced Carmelites
    today: 10:00 - 11:00 / 14:00 - 15:00 / 15:00 - 16:00

    The Carmelites have been present in Bruges ever since the thirteenth century: the Calced Carmelites had a convent in the Carmersstraat.

  • English Convent
    today: 10:00 - 11:00 / 14:00 - 15:00 / 15:00 - 16:00

    The domain of the English Convent on the Carmersstraat has been occupied by the Canonesses of Windesheim, virtually without interruption, for nearly four centuries.

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