Cathédrale St-Sauveur : Michelin's recommendations
This impressive brick vessel stands on a shaded square. Its construction lasted several centuries. The tower was first, then the church in the Gothic style. Unfortunately, several fires damaged the building, and it was only completed in the 16C, with the addition of the chapels and choir. The tower was finished in the 19C in the Romanesque style. 99 metres high, this typical "mast" is one of the symbols of Bruges. Inside the chuch, the nave stands on slender columns. In the choir, the triforium and the high 13C windows stand on walls that were rebuilt in the 15C. The decoration is detailed. At the end of the nave, the Gothic 17C rood screen is topped with a lovely statue of God the Father by Artus Quellin the Younger. The organ case above is from 1719. The pulpit (1785) was sculpted by H Pulinx. The 15C statues are topped with the coat of arms of the knights of the Golden Fleece, whose 13th chapter was held here in 1478. Above that, you will see the Brussels tapestries from 1725. In the Treasury (Schatkamer), aside from a few lithurgical art objects, you can see some lovely paintings such as the Martyr of Saint Hyppolite by Thierry Bouts, a triptych, with the left panel attributed to Van der Goes.
- Address : St.-Salvatorskoorstraat B - 8000 Brugge8000Brugge
- Phone : 050336841
Opening hours :
- Mon-Fri 9am-noon, 2pm-5.30pm, Sat 9am-noon, 2pm-3.30pm, Sun 9am-10am, 2pm-5pm - closed Ascension Day.
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