St. James's Church

Bruges, Belgium

St. James's Church was originally built around 1240, but considerably expanded in 1459 to match the rising affluence of Bruges, and was patronized by the Duke of Burgundy. In the late 17th and early 18th century the church's interior was remodeled in its present Baroque style.



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Founded: 1240
Category: Religious sites in Belgium


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Dimitris Bosmpotinis (21 months ago)
Ana W (2 years ago)
This is a very beautiful church and also a very nice one. The space is used very smartly and the people are very welcoming. The priest asked us where we were from and gave us the readings of the day translated to English so that we wouldn't be completely lost in the Flemish language. The choir was very good with several different instruments.
Trish Digliodo (2 years ago)
This is a must see! In the United States, something that is 200 years old is VERY old for us. So, seeing a Church built in the 1200s was fascinating and such a privilege to see. Take your time and enjoy the artwork on display- it is truly remarkable! I could have spent all day here! Kudos to all who have spent the time, effort and money to preserve this church.
Capt. Gerry Hare (3 years ago)
Sint Jacobskerk, or Saint James Catholic Church is located in the Town of Bruges, Belgium and a good example of Belgium churches, in the middle of the 13th century, the modest St. James’s Chapel was elevated to the status of a parish church.
yves frombelgium (3 years ago)
Beautiful catholic church, originally from the 13th century, but later remodeled and expanded, open daily, no entry fee
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